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PHOTO GALLERY: The BSU sculpture takes shape

Chainsaw artist Curtis Ingvoldstad of Nerstrand, Minn., paints part of a 17-foot white pine animal sculpture Monday along the lakeshore behind Hobson Union on the BSU campus. (Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer)1 / 10
A 17-foot white pine was mounted at the lakeshore behind Lower Hobson Union on the BSU campus and by Day 2 chainsaw carver Curtis Ingvoldstad had drew forth a bald eagle, owl and the beginning of a raccoon emerged. (Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer)2 / 10
By Day 3, Ingvoldstad put additional detail on the eagle, the racoon was complete and several birds were added on the backside of the sculpture. (Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer)3 / 10
By Day 4, a large bear was hugging the tree. (Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer)4 / 10
By the end of Day 4, the details on the animals took even greater shape. (Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer)5 / 10
The full view after Day Four. (Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer) 6 / 10
On Day 5, the fish were clearly defined around the base of the sculpture. (Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer)7 / 10
By Day Six, Ingvoldstad started the burning and painting began and the animals really began to pop out at passers-by. (Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer)8 / 10
The burning technique is an art in itself. Deeper burns set off the dark colors and lighter burns allow for a burst of contrast in other areas of birds and other animals. (Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer)9 / 10
A sculpture at Bemidji State University would not be complete without a beaver. (Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer)10 / 10
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PHOTO GALLERY: The BSU sculpture takes shape
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Chainsaw artist Curtis Ingvoldstad of Nerstrand, Minn., has been working on a 17-foot white pine animal sculpture along the lakeshore behind Lower Hobson Union on the BSU campus. The wood for the sculpture comes from a tree that had to be removed last year because of the new turf at Chet Anderson Stadium. Photographer Monte Draper has been following Ingvolstad's progress.

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