Welcome Bear - Bear Den Diner - Sandy, UT
N 40° 34.740 W 111° 50.124
12T E 429296 N 4492359
Quick Description: A wood carving of a Bear holding a "Welcome" sign, outside the Bear Den Diner in Sandy, Utah.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 8/6/2011 9:37:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMC7ZN
The Sandy location of the Black Bear Diner is at 1966 East 9400 South. The Bear carving is a signature of Black Bear Diners. The following is found on the Bear Den Diner website:
Everyone enjoys our signature bear carvings, done for us by Ray Schulz of Deer Park, Washington. Ray has been making our bears since 1999 and has carved more than 200 bears for Black Bear Diner so far.
Black Bear Diner Wood Sculptures
Carved out of cedar logs that Ray purchases from private loggers in Washington, the bears are styled to reflect unique aspects of the area in which each Diner is located. Ray has created such diverse bears as skiing bears to farmer bears, hunters to cowboys! Of course, most impressive of all is our 12-foot giant Black Bear - a common scene at each of our restaurants.
Ray is a second-generation artist having followed in the footsteps of his father, a chisel carver. Pictured here with the next generation of Schulz carvers (Nick, age 5, and Katy, age 2), Ray started painting in oils at the age of 8 and moved to various forms of art until he found his passion, chainsaw carving, in 1992. A graduate of Eastern Washington University art school in 1994, Ray says he's living the American dream - doing what he loves!
Type of wood carving: Chainsaw, grinder, chisel & carving tools
Artist's Name: Ray Schulz
Approximate size/height: 9 feet
Type of wood: Cedar
Other type: Not listed
All logs must be the result of an actual visit to the wooden carving.
"Visited" only remarks will not be accepted.