The only limits we have are the ones we put on ourselves!
about the artist
MAL McEwen is a north Georgia chainsaw artist with family roots in the area dating back to 1746. He has always enjoyed working with his hands and creating works of beauty, whether it be as a mechanic, machinist or trim carpenter.
MAL picked up a chainsaw for the first time in 2002 and has never looked back. What started as a hobby has transformed into a livelihood, with commissioned projects coming from as far away as California.
Known as the MALhatter (for the colorful top hat he wears while performing), MAL has carved from Florida to Pennsylvania to Washington State and many points in between.
Always willing to give back to his community, MAL demonstrates at multiple local libraries each summer with the hope of inspiring children to follow their dreams. He has also been commissioned for carvings at a number of public and private schools and is always a big hit with the kids.
In this day and age of mass production True Artists and Craftsmen are becoming a sought-after commodity. When making a choice to buy Artwork that MAL has created you can be assured that it is completely crafted by hand, eye, heart and sole. There are no Autocad drawings or CNC routers used in his creations. Each handcrafted piece of signed artwork stands on its own, individual uniqueness.
In May of 2009 MAL organized the first major carving competition in the Southeastern US. The Inaugural "Buzz in the Blue Ridge Chainsaw Carving Extravaganza" was a huge success - nine carvers showcased their talent and raised awareness of this up and coming art form. With the success of the Buzz, MAL has gone on to promote several other carving events in the Southeast.
Highly respected in the United States, In 2013 MAL truly became a International Artist when he was invited to Carve in both the English Chainsaw Championship in Manchester England then the following week at the Scotish Chainsaw Championship in Carbridge Scotland. A very proud moment in MALS Career was when he won best new carver in Carbidge with his Gnome Riding a Dragoin Fly.
New Peanut for the City of Plains Georgia
from the artist...
"I would like to thank my Supreme Being for the talents I have. It gives me great pleasure to know that someone will look at my work each day and it will bring a smile to their face."