Outside of certain small social circles, the chainsaw is an underappreciated artistic medium. Wierd, I know. You usually think of it in rustic settings, maybe a lot full of intricately carved bears holding toilet paper, or soaring eagles for sale on the side of a rural road. Most of us don’t often associate this particular form of artistic expression with science fiction, but that doesn’t mean the two sides are mutually exclusive.
Nowhere is this more evident than in this sculpture of Groot, the eight-foot-tall alien tree from Marvel’s mega hit Guardians of the Galaxy. You remember him, he’s the strange looking fella that only ever says, “I am Groot” as a response to every question or direct address. I guess it’s extra appropriate that this version of the big lovable guy is carved out of an actual tree, although on second thought, that could also be viewed as rather morbid and kind of sinister.