Man’s family history inspires latest woodcarving in Durango

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Man’s family history inspires latest woodcarving in Durango

Artist honors his younger brother with statue at VFW Post 4031
Sean Cudney carves a soldier standing guard out of a juniper Aug. 5 in front of Durango’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4031. Cudney says he is honored Post 4031 chose him to carve the sentry. The Utah woodcarver is asking for Post 4031 to help him cover his expenses while he’s in Durango instead taking a full commission for his work.
Sean Cudney says the hardest part of working with wood is the initial shaping of it to form the rough outline of the carving – in this case a sentry that will stand guard in front of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4031 in Durango.

Man’s family history inspires latest woodcarving in Durango

Sean Cudney carves a soldier standing guard out of a juniper Aug. 5 in front of Durango’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4031. Cudney says he is honored Post 4031 chose him to carve the sentry. The Utah woodcarver is asking for Post 4031 to help him cover his expenses while he’s in Durango instead taking a full commission for his work.
Sean Cudney says the hardest part of working with wood is the initial shaping of it to form the rough outline of the carving – in this case a sentry that will stand guard in front of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4031 in Durango.
To donate

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4031 is asking for donations to pay Sean Cudney something beyond his expenses during his stay in Durango. Cudney is creating a statue of a sentry out of wood in front of the post.
Donations can be sent to VFW Post No. 4031, 1550 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301. Checks should be made out to the VFW Post No. 4031 Relief Fund. Donors can put “wood carving” in the notes field to identify a donation to Cudney beyond travel expenses.

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