Albuquerque Firefighter Turns Devastation Into Beauty

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Albuquerque Firefighter Turns Devastation Into Beauty

Albuquerque Firefighter Joseph Mark Chavez took it upon himself to turn devastation of the 2003 Albuquerque wildfire along Albuquerque’s Bosque into a beautiful place for the public to enjoy.

This Albuquerque area was severely affected by the 2003 Bosque wildfire.  Fireman Chavez took it upon himself to turn such a tragedy into a unique and artistic form of love for Albuquerque’s Bosque.  Chavez used scorched Cottonwood tree stumps that were intact into eye catching and heart warming works of art.

Enjoy the amazing chainsaw carvings at the Pueblo Montano picnic and trailhead area located at the Coors and Montano intersection of Albuquerque.  Bring a picnic, walk, hike, bike the trails or sit and enjoy the views and sounds Mother Nature provides in this area.  Pets are welcomed but please keep dogs on a leash. Public parking is provided and equestrian parking is also available for free.

Carved Beaver on Burned Cottonwood Tree

Coyote Carving

Carving of Eagle on Flames

Carving of Eagle

 Carving of a Fireman in Bosque Forrest

Carving of Roadrunner and Lizard

Wood Carving of Roadrunner

 

Turtles in Flames Carving

Carving of Woman Hugging Tree

 

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Belinda Spillman
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Hi John, Boy this guy is really talented.  I like the squirrel carving.  Looks most realistic to me.  Have a great day. 

Sep 20, 2011 04:14 AM #1
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Good Morning Belinda -

Indeed Joseph is very talented.  It's amazing his love and passion for the Bosque drew him to give so much time and effort to the city of Albuquerque.  This is not all of his carvings but I didn't have time to build a You-Tube on it for today.  

Best Regards from the Q

Sep 20, 2011 04:19 AM #2
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Wow - how cool is that John? Talk about talent - I enjoyed each one and your photos did them justice!

Sep 20, 2011 04:20 AM #3
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Greetings Debb -

Oh it's very cool in person it actually makes one emotional.  Hard to believe a single fireman did all this work on his days off.  I now want to look Joseph up and personally thank him for all his efforts.

Make it a great day and regards from the Q

Sep 20, 2011 04:24 AM #4
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Hi John ~ Beautiful carvings!  What a great way to turn the destruction into works of art.  He is very talented!  Thanks for sharing it!

Sep 20, 2011 05:11 AM #5
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Hi Karin -

Yes the carvings are very beautiful and I wish the camera had done them justice.  For Joseph to give so freely of his time and efforts speaks volumes of him.

Best regards from the Q

Sep 20, 2011 05:23 AM #6
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Wow..talk about talent, those carving are so intricate and beautiful!

Happy Tuesday!

Cheron

Sep 20, 2011 07:16 AM #7
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Hi John~ What a great tribute to Albuquerque Joseph Chavez has created from the devastation of something he knows all too well...fire!

Beautiful Localism post Q Man!

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Hi Cheron.  Thank you for coming by and commenting on these very cool carvings.  This mans talents are amazing and willingness to be a fire fighter appreciated.  Hope your week is a good one!

Sep 20, 2011 07:53 AM #9
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Hello Judi,  It is amazing how one man could turn a negative situation into something so positive for us all to enjoy. I am glad his talent are on display.  Hope your having a successful week in and out of the Rain!

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Hi John ~ Joseph Chavez has served Albuquerque twice, by continuing to protect lives as a firefighter and also by creating something beautiful from the charred tree stumps.  Each piece is such an intricate work of art!  Thanks for sharing your great photos.

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What amazing work this guy does.  He is truly talented.  I have always like looking at carvings like this. 

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Beautiful work by Joseph Chavez.  Thanks for sharing your photographs.

Have an outstanding day and be sure to have your camera in hand to capture those special moments.

 Life is good!

Longwood Gardens Photograph by Roy Kelley.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Hello Roy -

Indeed Joseph Chavez can't get enough praise in my book.  The pictures just can't capture the detailed work he put into each carving.  There are more I wish I could have posted but time ran out and I didn't have time to put together a video on this post. 

You and Mrs. Dolores have a great day.

Best regards from the Q

Sep 21, 2011 03:11 AM #14
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HI Debra -

Thanks for dropping by this morning.  Indeed Joseph is quiet the talented man.  His work shows his passion for both carving and for Albuquerque's beautiful Bosque along the Rio Grande River.

Best regards from the Q

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Hi Maureen -

You're 100% correct.  Joseph Chavez is twice the hero in my book.  First of all for his bravery of being an Albuquerque Fireman and for dedicating his free time and gifted talent of making beautiful carvings from such awful fire devastation on Albuqueruque's Bosque. 

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John, those are incredible. What beautiful carvings he does. How nice that everyone can enjoy something beautiful from something that was so horrible.

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Good Morning Toni -

Thanks for dropping by this morning!  You're right my friend Joseph deserves a huge thank you from all people of the Albuquerque community!   His work can be seen from the very busy intersections of Coors and Montano and are easily accessed all free to the public.  I hope to contact him and personally let him know how much his hard work in both firefighting and carvings have meant.

Make it a great day in all you do.

Regards from the Q

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