Cain Savage - Wood Artist - Visualization through meditation
Cain Savage was raised on Maui. He has always been creative and has expressed this through jewelry making, basket weaving, and driftwood and shell mosaics. About 15 years ago, he started working with discarded tree stumps and found his passion of working with wood. He began chainsaw carving shells and has progressed through the years to carving out furniture, hollow sculptures, free form bowls and expanded to lathe work as well as milling.
With his wide spectrum of woodworking, Cain is able to take unwanted wood from log form through each step to finished product. Cain is passionate about Hawaii and replacing what has been taken from the land, so he also propagates Koa and other native species, from seed, and replants them.
Cain Savage - Wood artist milestones
Cain bought his first chainsaw on Maui and starting to carve wood stumps, making mainly shells and human features.
Started making natural free form furniture from one piece of wood with his chainsaw.
Moved to Bend, Oregon and purchased his first lathe and started making bowls and plates.
Started to use reclaimed wood of old fencing and old decks to make his first cabinetry and rudimentary furniture. Cain began using juniper bushes to make free standing shelves. Cain also started chainsaw milling which led up to the purchase of the Woodmizer.
Purchased a Woodmizer and began milling wood from log form into the sizes he needed for his woodworking.
Used the woodmill to cut wood to be used for solid wood flooring and to make cabinets during a kitchen remodel. He also made siding for the outside of the house.
Moved back to Maui and focused mainly on milling and drying wood.
Cain purchased a larger lathe allowing him to make bowls with a diameter up to 16 inches.
Started making wood swords and weapons. He also came across some hollow logs during this time period as well that started him along in his hollow form sculptures.
Placed some of his work in the Maui Hands gallery located in Makawao.