Lundy Cupp is an artist based in Nashville, TN.
Lundy explains the work by saying, “Moving from Chicago to Minnesota as a child changed my life drastically. I was suddenly in a world of trees and lakes. I loved it immediately. My love of the outdoors and the critters and spirits of the woods grew with me into my adulthood. It all began with a piece of half rotted firewood. I was enjoying a campfire in the woods on my property one evening when for some reason, I stopped inches from the flames holding a hollowed log. I set it aside and later brought it into my house for closer inspection. One step led to another and before I realized it, there was a beautiful hollowed out log carved into flames. The piece is named “Firewood” of course. Inspired and curious by what I assumed was an accidental piece of art, I took a walk in the woods and found a dead, dried and weathered branch. Using very old and dull chisels that had belonged to my father and grandfather, I began to carve a face. This too surprised my family and me as I could not draw anything more complicated than a ‘smiley face’. However, for unknown reasons I can see and create forms in three dimensions. I had not known this of myself and it immediately seemed like a natural fit to carve wood. It changed my attitude and my life. I dove in and educated myself on types of wood, tools and finishing techniques. Since then, I’ve included other mediums from pumpkins and golf balls to old encyclopedias and carve into the paper. “
He is a regular contributor to the international publication Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine featuring both his woodcarving and pumpkin carving
Lundy also demonstrates pumpkin carving at locations like The Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art and The Atlanta Zoo.