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Chief David Montana Honored in Bayou St. John Tree


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - You’ve most likely seen this giant oak tree on Bayou St. John. Last year, it was carved by the famous wood sculptor, Marlin Miller.

Now Miller added on to it. He carved Mardi Gras Indian Chief David Montana’s face into the tree, using a chainsaw.

Miller said the hardest part of carving Chief Montana was getting his mustache just right.

Miller is known for transforming dead trees into art all along the Gulf Coast after hurricane Katrina.

See more of Marlin Miller’s work HERE.

tree face



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