Redgum sculpture is carved at Thompsons Beach, Cobram.ROB HENSON April 25, 2014 3:37am
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Chainsaw sculptor Mark Rosenbrock, from Mark’s Whimseys, began work on the river red gum on Saturday, before hitting a major snag.
‘‘There were steel rods in the tree, so we spent a fair time gouging them out,’’ he said.
‘‘Maybe they were tent pegs put into the tree years ago, I dunno.’’
The incident ripped a few teeth from the saw but Mr Rosenbrock continued on, working from a small-scale model placed alongside the tree.
After seven hours’ work on Saturday, thousands got their first glimpse of the public artwork when it was displayed at Sunday’s Cobram-Barooga Easter River Beaches Festival.
The diseased tree was overhanging the Beach Cafe and due to be cut down when the Thompsons Beach cafe and Cobba paddle-steamer businesses stepped in to commission the artwork.
The Hurstbridge sculptor said he was ‘‘loving’’ the festival and Cobram Barooga region. ‘‘Everyone is so friendly,’’ Mr Rosenbrock said.
He encouraged people to take a second look after the sculpture was finished yesterday afternoon.
‘‘It’s hard to describe but the red wood comes up beautifully after it’s sealed.’’
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Although still not at their best, Mulwala have finished on top of the Murray League ladder after a comfortable victory over Cobram.
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