The bright side, Part 5
Dr. Burt Bryan ’77, ’79, clinical assistant professor, Department of Comprehensive Dentistry
I have been doing some chainsaw art with rough cuts of wood. I work with native oak and cedar that I cut in East Texas. I shape mainly with hand tools and have learned about different stains and surface treatments. The shaping has some similarities to the skills I emphasize when teaching in the dental school’s preclinical labs, such as using a dental handpiece. I envision a three-dimensional form in my mind and use instruments to bring out this sculpture.
Also, I have built a bird feeding and viewing area near Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas. I have always enjoyed nature. Being outside creating and observing the natural world has helped me maintain a positive spirit and given me great joy during these challenging times.
I am missing everybody. Stay safe and find some happiness every day. I hope everyone from our college can find peace and joy as we look forward to getting back together.