For my first attempt at carving a life size human I decided on UFC fighter Conor Mcgregor. This piece was carved from a Maple tree which I got from a friend whose father had it cut down. It took five and a half months to complete, stands 6′ 8″ tall and weighs 230 pounds. The shape of the tree, with the branches extending on either side, gave me the width to have his arms out to the sides. It is all one piece, including the pedestal. A lot of detail went into this one, including the braids in his hair, and a small pony tail sticking up on top.