Dead wood to art

Traveling wood sculptor Marlin Miller, 52, is turning an oak tree on the shores of Bayou St. John into a work of art.

Working near the intersection of Orleans Avenue, the center of this weekend's Bayou Boogaloo Festival, Miller uses an electric chainsaw to create likenesses of birds on the tree including herons and a pelican.

The festival will be held May 17-19 on the banks of Bayou St. John with a kid's stage, food and music.

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