Events

White Rabbit Auction

This handsome garden statue could be yours!

Roark Phillips, creater of this amazing rabbit, carved this guy with a chain saw from a trunk of red oak wood. He is the smaller replica of the 6’ plus rabbit he carved right here at the Garden on opening weekend of Alice’s Garden of Wonders. What an amazing asset he would make to your garden!

We are putting him up for bid with a minimum opening bid of $1,000. 50% of bid will go to the artist and 50% will go as a donation to the Garden. You will receive a tax donation letter from us.  If you would like to bid on him, just email us at marketing@hsvbg.org or drop off your bid at the front desk. We will post weekly updates on the status of the bidding on our website. Please provide us with an email address if you submit your bid at the front desk. Bidding will close on August 15, 2014, at 5 p.m. CDT.

In case of a tie bid, each bidder will be offered the opportunity to give one final bid. In case of unresolved tie, winning bid will be chosen by random draw.

Winner bidder will be notified via email no later than close of business on August 19th, 2014. Payment must be made and rabbit picked up by August 29th, 2014. Pick-up is the responsibility of the winner. Some assistance in loading, if available, will be offered on site at the Garden. Rabbit is approximately 5 feet high and weighs between 150 – 200 lbs. Rabbit may be viewed in the Linda J. Smith Visitor Center at the Garden during normal hours of operation.



 
About the artist
Roark Phillips is a self-taught Chainsaw Carver who has been carving since the spring of 2006. He lives in Fayetteville, Tennessee, with his wife, Terrie.
 
During carving events, he has met many wonderful people across the United States and other countries as well. Roark has created various sculptures of nature from bears and eagles to horse benches. He also creates rustic one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture. His work is created in his studio and in competitive events which have led to him having sculptures in 32 states and 4 countries. When Roark is not creating sculptures in his studio, he carves at competitions, county fairs, onsite stumps and grand openings. He took first place in the Master Piece division of the Buzz in the Blue Ridge held in Helen, Georgia, in the summer of 2011. Two years in a row he won first place at the Real Squeal held in Lyons, Georgia. Roark has taken first place in many quick carve events also. 
 
Roark's studio is open to the public MOST Saturdays and can be found in his hometown of Fayetteville, Tennessee. You can contact him at 931-625-2162 or visit his web site at www.roarkphillips.com. You can also find him on Facebook.