It is nicknamed the Austrian oak, and not only for its woodwork.
But this Arnold Schwarzenegger really is all tree trunk.
Fan James O & Neal took six months to design his hero from a single piece of black oak.
You wooden believes that this trunk provided inspiration for the artist James O & # 39; Neal, above
Raw version: the tree model that represents the Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger during his time of bodybuilding begins to take shape through a meticulous sculpting
The muscles are added to the arms, chest and legs of the life-size sculpture, while your head begins to define itself more
Mr. O & # 39; Neal decided to capture the star in the "vacuum pose", that Schwarzenegger used to show his sharp physique in his days of bodybuilding
The artist used hundreds of images from the Terminator and Predator legend as a reference, taking details he liked from different photos, to the veins of Arnie's biceps.
At 6 feet 2 inches, the sculpture is advertised as life-size, although Arnie's height of 71 years has long been the subject of conjecture
James O'Neal with the wooden sculpture Arnold Schwarzenegger. This impressive piece of art is carved in black oak
The real thing – Arnie in his heyday bodybuilding, up
With a height of 6 feet and 2 inches, the sculpture is considered life-size, although the height of Arnie, 71, has long been the subject of conjecture; some claim that it may be significantly lower.
Mr. O & # 39; Neal decided to capture the star in the "vacuum pose", that Schwarzenegger used to show his physique in his days of bodybuilding.
The artist used hundreds of images from the Terminator and Predator legend as a reference, taking the details he liked from different photos, even the veins revealing themselves in Arnie's biceps, his muscular thighs and his elegant swimsuit.
A layer of polyurethane takes off rich tones and the natural grain of the wood.
"I received news the other day that Arnold was following the progress and loved the statue," said O & # 39; Neal, of New Jersey.
Schwarzenegger started lifting weights at the age of 15 and won the title of Mr Universe at 20.
He continued to win Mr. Olympia seven times in his bodybuilding career.