Katrina sculptures, by Marlin Miller, Part 6, April 19-20, 2008

Award-winning wood sculptor Marlin Miller created three more Beach Boulevard sculptures during his sixth visit to Biloxi. The Fort Walton Beach, Fla., artist who is donating his time city the city’s sculpture project, sculpted a flock of egrets in a dead Bradford pear tree just east of Oak Street on U.S. 90; a great horned owl near the center-median fountain at White Avenue; and a group of birds in a dead oak tree in the center median southwest of the Biloxi City Cemetery. Miller also sculpted a blue heron and an elk into the tree, in deference to the nearby Biloxi Elks Lodge.

The latest work brings the total number of sculpted trees on Beach Boulevard in Biloxi to 20.

You can see video interviews and photos of more tree sculpture work — from Miller and Mississippi-born chainsaw artist Dayton Scoggins — in the city’s online image gallery. To go there, click here.