Two beautiful eagles, carved deeply, thoughtfully, purposefully into the wood. Embraced by their magnificent wings, The Eagle Bench is an incredible work of art. Combining over 20 years of working together, husband and wife team, Joel and Pam Ostrander create amazing chainsaw sculptures. Their full throttle art is creative and expressive, sharing with us their intense love of nature, wildlife and the country. Each functional yet beautiful and intensely personal piece is born from the empowering art form of chainsaw carving. From benches, to coffee tables, coat racks and Christmas ornaments, the Ostranders of 'Pine River Rustics', create fantastic pieces of high quality and durability. Preferring the softer woods of cedar and pine, they also make pieces out of hard woods such as walnut. Tiny to large, each piece is interesting, intriguing and amazing.
Eagles are a symbol of strength, swiftness, courage, wisdom, keen sight, healing and more. These powerfully symbolic creatures invoke feelings of awe and wonder as we watch them ride the air currents, drifting, dipping and soaring above us. It is believed that when an eagle appears in your life it is bringing you a sacred message. Perhaps it is telling you to take a step back and attempt to look at things from a different perspective. Maybe it's message is challenging you to face the fears that are limiting you. It is possible it is encouraging you to continue on in patience, just as they do, often perching in the same position for hours on end. Because eagles mate for life, they are often a symbol of spousal dedication. Their grace, their power and their great intellectual abilities make them one of the worlds most treasured animals. Embodying that which is sacred, wise and noble, there is a Native American tradition of giving an eagle feather to someone important. The act of giving the feather symbolizes your respect for their accomplishments as well as their display of courage and wisdom. This ceremonial deed is so deeply humbling and moving, it demands that we stop and contemplate the beauty and integrity of life. And the perfect place to do that is on the Eagle bench, enfolded in the mighty wings of this powerful and prestigious bird. To view the Eagle Bench and other pieces like it, go to 'Pine River Rustics' by following the link below.
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