New York City
Steve Ettlinger makes abstract sculpture of large logs in Deer Isle, an island off the coast of Maine, and Brooklyn, NY, an island off the coast of Manhattan. He is a semi-retired author of nine books, a former picture editor, and has renovated several very old houses. The renovation work led to both his first book as well as his ease with tools and wood. He has lived in Brooklyn since 1984 and Maine since 1997. Though he started using only a chainsaw, he now uses all kinds of power and hand tools as well.