If you attended the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game or the related festivities surrounding the end-of-summer spectacle, perhaps you caught a glimpse of two wooden MLS All-Star and Bayern Munich player sculptures around Pioneer Square.
Given the Portland Timbers tie-in, wood sculptures of soccer players were no-brainer promotional pieces with the event taking place in Portland. That doesn't mean, however, that the two life-size sculptures were quickly or easily made.
In fact, the exact opposite seems to be true, at least to this untrained sculptor's eye. In the above video, you see the entire process undertaken by World Chainsaw Champion Bob King to turn two massive chunks of recycled western red cedar wood -- native to the northwest United States -- into a soccer-inspired masterpiece.
These works of art were a Futbol Artist Network-commissioned project and these days can be found inside Providence Park, home of the Timbers.