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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Rodney Holland (b. 1964)

Chainsaw sculptor. Born in Dumfriesshire, he trained as an agricultural engineer, and now runs Quantum Chainsaw Carving from his studio in Moniaive, near Dumfries, where he also conducts demonstrations and classes in the techniques of chainsaw sculpture. He works regularly in the USA, and was a founding director of the United Chainsaw Carvers Guild in 2001. Works in Scotland include the 4.5-metre-high Eagle carved in 2009 from a storm-damaged beech tree in the grounds of Stobo Castle, near Peebles, and Peter Pan, at the Garden Wise garden centre in Dumfries (2011).

Source: information provided by the sculptor.

Bibliography: R. McKenzie, Public Sculpture of Edinburgh (2 vols), Liverpool, 2018, vol. 1, p. 447.

Ray McKenzie 2018