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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) Photo Credit: Jeremy Bales

Sculptor gives new life to remnants of superstorm Sandy's destruction

Gregg Klewicki works on a bear sculpture in
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bales

Gregg Klewicki works on a bear sculpture in his outdoor studio in Huntington. Klewicki sculpts wood using a chainsaw. (July 5, 2013)

Gregg Klewicki cuts planks for benches in his
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bales

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)

Vincent Maggio enjoys the hammock in his backyard
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bales

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)

Gregg Klewicki works on a bear sculpture in
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bales

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)

Gregg Klewicki works on a bear sculpture in
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bales

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)

Steven Schwartz with his sculpture. Gregg Klewicki sculpted
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bales

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)

Gregg Klewicki turned a tree stump into a
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bales

Gregg Klewicki turned a tree stump into a sculpture of a cat at the home of Rita Bisso in Haupauge (July 5, 2013)

Jeffrey and Ingrid Schwartz with the sculpture that
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bales

Jeffrey and Ingrid Schwartz with the sculpture that Gregg Klewicki repaired for them after superstorm Sandy damaged their Atlantic Beach lawn. (July 6, 2013)

Gregg Klewicki sits on one of his bear
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bales

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)

Jeffrey and Ingrid Schwartz with the sculpture that
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bales

Jeffrey and Ingrid Schwartz with the sculpture that Gregg Klewicki repaired for them after superstorm Sandy damaged their Atlantic Beach lawn. (July 6, 2013)

Gregg Klewicki turned a tree stump into a
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bales

Gregg Klewicki turned a tree stump into a sculpture of a cat at the home of Rita Bisso in Hauppauge. (July 5, 2013)

Gregg Klewicki works on a bear sculpture in
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bales

Gregg Klewicki works on a bear sculpture in his outdoor studio in Huntington. Klewicki sculpts wood using a chainsaw. (July 5, 2013)