Bruce Thor

Kent, WA

A 3rd generation Icelandic American chainsaw gypsy from Kent, Washington. I’m a cartoonist, painter, writer turned sculptor. I attended my first competition in 2000 at Westport, WA.

Thor’s Adventure since attending our first festival in 2013:

“I went to England, Scotland, and traveled across America. I carved under hot air balloons and at a kangaroo zoo. I saw the tallest underground waterfall, witnessed blue grass by the bonfire in Georgia, amazing firework shows, and attended great feasts. 3 flat tires and 2 vehicles later, I saw snow rollers in Pennsylvania and showed up in North Carolina with 40 bucks and 80 carvings!” Thor painted several murals from PA to WA. Heading west via Mt. Rushmore, by grace of God, Thor made it home.

Thor won Peoples Choice in Port Gamble, WA, 4th of July festival in 2015. He was featured on the Spike TV Framework as one of the chainsaw guys helping competitors make furniture. Thor’s guy won! In October, 2016, Thor became the subject of a college thesis paper on living American artists and was in the Tacoma News Tribune several times for a big turtle and coral reef carving on-site near Wright Park.

“Creation continues for me as I look forward to seeing y’all once again. Keep smiling,” – Thor.