COMBINING adventure with creativity, Matt George has the right recipe to carve a magical feel into the town of Maleny.
Through his artistic chainsaw woodwork, the local artist has a vision to change the dynamics of the town by creating rooftop animals for Maple St stores.
"I have a bit of a plan to litter the roofs so when people come into town it's animated," Matt said.
"It will change the dynamics; it would be like planting trees or flowers.
"Any animals you have seen, like a horse on top of a saddlery shop, you don't forget them.
"So coming into this town that's so special whether it's a snake, or something to express the essence of the shop or its owner, it will be good for the town."
A taste of what's to come can be seen on top of the Maleny Service Station where a wooden possum has found itself a home.
As well as creating a different feel for Maple St, Matt said the animals were a talking point and encouraged locals and tourists alike to start up a conversation. Another project Matt has in the works is working with the council to create special Welcome to Maleny signs.
"We're looking at doing beautiful neutral mushrooms to capture the essence and the magic of the town, maybe little elves, around the base," Matt said.
Despite the hours of time and hard work he puts into his projects, woodcrafting is not a full-time job for Matt who also juggles two children, tree services, and taking tourists out to remote adventures.
Tomorrow, January 25, you can hear Matt speak about his vision for Maleny at the Maleny Market Place from 3.30-5pm as a guest speaker of Mojo Marketing.
MATT'S CARVED CREATIONS
Children's timber playgrounds
Magical children's swings
Large to small mushrooms
Feng Shui animals
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