Trees felled by Hurricane Katrina carved into statues by Florida sculptor

Jul 26, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Mississippi Press

Floridian wood-carving artist Marlin Miller has fashioned over 50 sculptures for the Mississippi Gulf Coast area to boost tourism post-Katrina. His most recent gift was four wooden statues to the Jackson County Welcome Center on Interstate 10 Westbound, including the 6 foot tall eagle seen here.

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Lynn Harrison

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Jul 30, 2010
 
I have conflicting information about who carved the trees along the MS Gulf Coast (Hwy. 90) was it Marlin Miller of Fort Walton Beach, Fla, or Dayton Scoggins of Mississippi?
Thanks,
Lynn Harrison
sweething

Ocean Springs, MS

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Jul 30, 2010
 
Marlin Miller carved the trees. Never heard of Scoggins.
Lynn Harrison

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Jul 31, 2010
 
sweething wrote:
Marlin Miller carved the trees. Never heard of Scoggins.
Check this out:
http://www.biloxi.ms.us/gallery/53007/
Sweething

Ocean Springs, MS

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Jul 31, 2010
 
I stand corrected! All I ever knew of was M. Miller. Thanks for clearing this up for me.
Lynn Harrison

Oxford, MS

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Aug 1, 2010
 
Sweething wrote:
I stand corrected! All I ever knew of was M. Miller. Thanks for clearing this up for me.
I guess they both did some carvings. Now, of course, I'm curious as to which ones each man did. LOL
Shirley White

Calera, OK

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Oct 21, 2011
 
I was on Highway 90 walking the median today taking pictures for my own gallery. The detail on each and every carving, regardless of the artist, is just absolutely breath-taking and extraordinarily accurate. My thanks to each artist.
ann

Vancleave, MS

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Oct 24, 2011
 
wonderful works of art

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