Washington-based woodcarver Jeffrey Michael Samudosky creates elaborate figures using Pacific Northwest trees from his business JMS Wood Sculptures formed in 1998. His recent project Giant Pacific Octopus is a replica of an Enteroctopus dofleini, carved from a fallen Redwood tree provided by Redwood Burl. The curvy tentacles of the cephalopod blend the beast into the background settings naturally. Samudosky creates this illusion by sculpting the octopus to extend its tentacles onto the entire back of the tree trunk.
Samudosky has a wide-ranging catalogue of woodcarving projects that includes deep sea diving helmets, gigantic bears and curvy-horned rams. Check out more of his wonderful wood sculptures via his website or Facebook page.