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Social distancing isn't stopping this artist

A Bangor man is putting the finishing burns on a bear sculpture.

BANGOR, Maine — There is some work still going on in these times of social distancing and self-isolation. Some of it is artwork.

On Fountain Street in Bangor, Danny Burns is putting the finishing touches... or burns on a bear sculpture at the end of a family's driveway.

Burns is the owner of Burns Bears out of Augusta. He sculpts these bears out of trees.

The bear in Bangor, once a proud and tall maple tree likely 150-years old this art project is giving off a wonderful smell of burning sap as Burns works his craft.

Soon the results will be enjoyed by many.

"This neighborhood, as they explained it to me, is a huge dog-walking neighborhood and I have seen 100s of people and neighbors with children and people running and this is going to give some enjoyment to them for the years to come," Burns said.

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Burns started his bear carving on Monday, took a day or two off, then took up his torch to finish the bear late this afternoon.

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