After the theft of the first eagle sculpture carved and donated by artist Galen Willis, a second eagle was carved by artist Jack McEntire, also known as Chainsaw Jack. Eagle Landing Park was established in 2005. It is a six-acre park containing many native plants, mammals, and birds. Eagles have nested and rested in the old-growth conifer forest of the park since 1991. Volunteer Eagle Scout Sean Kent constructed a shelter to house and display the carving.
Chainsaw Jack was born in Arizona and has lived most of his life in the Great Northwest. He has an educational background in Micro Biology, but his true love is the chainsaw! Since he started carving he has sold pieces to people all over the world. Jack has appeared on ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition and has been featured on broadcast news, newspaper articles, and has done many art shows for which he holds awards for his work. As well as wood Jack has worked with several other mediums such as stone, metal, snow, and even polystyrene. Jack has won awards for competing in many competitions such as the Westport International Chainsaw Carving Championship. Another competition Jack competed in was Reno Little Joes Carving for Kids that benefited the Make a Wish Foundation.
- Wander the park and see if you can hear the eagles? Where do you think they nest?
About the Artist
Galen Willis is a Burien resident and artist.
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