Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.

Anatole France

David Westberg was born and raised in Montana. Spending his early years among the beautiful forests of the Montana " Big "Sky" helped to inspire his love of nature and specifically the natural beauty of tree. He started carving as a child when his grandfather gave him his first pocket knife. The two would spend countless moments together sitting and whittling.

This proved to be the inspiration for a future of sculpture for David. David began hand carving in high school and continued to improve his talent thru his college years. Establishing himself as an accomplished sculptor and carver, in 1994 he decided to try his hand at a unique form of carving, usually only seen in rural communities and small towns across the US. The art of chainsaw carving appealed to him for its blend of style involving the sheer power of a chainsaw and the artistic finesse of the carver. The ability to create something so beautifully detailed out of wood, with a tool normally used to splinter wood, appeals to the imagination — not only of the artists who work in this medium, but the enthralled audience who watches wood become transformed into art in the hand of this skilled craftsman.

David started competing in chainsaw carving competitions in 1997, and has won numerous awards for his art. As you browse through the various carving in this online gallery, you will be able to appreciate the time and talent that David uses to create these very unique works of natural art.

Each piece is as individual as the tree it was carved from. No two pieces of wood are exactly the same, and no two carvings are exactly the same. Each carving represents, David's special ability to "bring to life" individual characters, each with its own special personality. David's art has a way of touching the imagination and hearts of those who appreciate fine art with "heart".

David began carving full time in 1998, and today lives in the Pacific Northwest with his family. 

Pet store

A pet store or pet shop is a retail business which sells different kinds of animals to the public. A variety of animal supplies and pet accessories are also sold in pet shops. The products sold include: food, treats, toys, collars, leashes, cat litter, cages and aquariums. Some pet stores provide engraving services for pet tags, which have the owner’s contact information in case the pet gets lost.

In the USA and Canada, pet shops often offer both hygienic care (such as pet cleaning) and esthetic services (such as cat and dog grooming). Grooming is the process by which a dog or cats's physical appearance is enhanced and kept according to breed standards for competitive breed showing, for other types of competition, like creative grooming or pet tuning contests, or just to their owners taste. Some pet stores also provide tips on training and behaviour, as well as advice on pet nutrition.

That Pet Blog

14 December 2018