Sculptor gives new life to remnants of superstorm Sandy's destruction
Gregg Klewicki works on a bear sculpture in
Gregg Klewicki works on a bear sculpture in his outdoor studio in Huntington. Klewicki sculpts wood using a chainsaw. (July 5, 2013) (Credit: Jeremy Bales)
Gregg Klewicki cuts planks for benches in his
Gregg Klewicki cuts planks for benches in his outdoor studio in Huntington. Klewicki's designs depend on the natural shape of the wood and can spring from clients’ personalities and interests or from Klewicki’s vision. The end product is usually a combination of both. (July 5, 2013) (Credit: Jeremy Bales)
Vincent Maggio enjoys the hammock in his backyard
Vincent Maggio enjoys the hammock in his backyard in East Setauket. Gregg Klewicki created the bears after Maggio lopped off the trees before superstorm Sandy hit. (July 5, 2013) (Credit: Jeremy Bales)

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Gregg Klewicki works on a bear sculpture in
Gregg Klewicki works on a bear sculpture in his outdoor studio in Huntington. Klewicki's designs depend on the natural shape of the wood and can spring from clients’ personalities and interests or from Klewicki’s vision. The end product is usually a combination of both. (July 5, 2013) (Credit: Jeremy Bales)
Gregg Klewicki works on a bear sculpture in
Gregg Klewicki works on a bear sculpture in his outdoor studio in Huntington. Klewicki's designs depend on the natural shape of the wood and can spring from clients’ personalities and interests or from Klewicki’s vision. The end product is usually a combination of both. (July 5, 2013) (Credit: Jeremy Bales)
Steven Schwartz with his sculpture. Gregg Klewicki sculpted
Steven Schwartz with his sculpture. Gregg Klewicki sculpted a bear and eagle from a tree damaged by superstorm Sandy at Schwartz's home in East Northport. (July 6, 2013) (Credit: Jeremy Bales)
Gregg Klewicki turned a tree stump into a
Gregg Klewicki turned a tree stump into a sculpture of a cat at the home of Rita Bisso in Haupauge (July 5, 2013) (Credit: Jeremy Bales)
Jeffrey and Ingrid Schwartz with the sculpture that
Jeffrey and Ingrid Schwartz with the sculpture that Gregg Klewicki repaired for them after superstorm Sandy damaged their Atlantic Beach lawn. (July 6, 2013) (Credit: Jeremy Bales)

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Gregg Klewicki sits on one of his bear
Gregg Klewicki sits on one of his bear benches in Huntington. Klewicki's designs depend on the natural shape of the wood and can spring from clients’ personalities and interests or from Klewicki’s vision. The end product is usually a combination of both. (July 5, 2013) (Credit: Jeremy Bales)
Jeffrey and Ingrid Schwartz with the sculpture that
Jeffrey and Ingrid Schwartz with the sculpture that Gregg Klewicki repaired for them after superstorm Sandy damaged their Atlantic Beach lawn. (July 6, 2013) (Credit: Jeremy Bales)
Gregg Klewicki turned a tree stump into a
Gregg Klewicki turned a tree stump into a sculpture of a cat at the home of Rita Bisso in Hauppauge. (July 5, 2013) (Credit: Jeremy Bales)
Gregg Klewicki works on a bear sculpture in
Gregg Klewicki works on a bear sculpture in his outdoor studio in Huntington. Klewicki sculpts wood using a chainsaw. (July 5, 2013) (Credit: Jeremy Bales)