Elvis fan celebrates the King of Rock’n’Roll by carving his face out of a tree stump–with a chainsaw

On August 17, 2017, Christopher LaMontagne gave a whole new life to the lump of wood by carving it into the face of rock’n’roll legend, Elvis Presley.

Artist, master woodworker, and hardcore Elvis fan, Christopher LaMontagne, took a chainsaw to a tree stump in honor of the King of Rock’n’Roll on the 40th anniversary of his death.

“I have always been a fan of Elvis, and I thought this project would be a great tribute to him,” LaMontagne said.

The master craftsman began by sketching a portrait of ‘The King’ from a Life Magazine cover then took his chainsaw to the chunk of wood and slowly but surely, the legend’s face began to emerge from the log. The impressive portrait featured his iconic styled hair, sideburns, and piercing gaze.

Although a huge fan himself, the versatile woodworker expects the piece to sell.

“I did not make [the carving] specifically for anyone, but it will sell,” La Montagne said.

Elvis Presley is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century and continues to be adored by millions around the world four decades after his death.

LaMontagne receives custom requests for one-of-a-kind dreams or ideas you want to see come to life through the art of master woodworking on his website.