Sculpting creations

Greg Sherman paints a wooden beer mug at Attica Independent Fair on Wednesday morning. To view more photos from the fair, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

ATTICA — All kinds of wooden sculptures created by a Green Springs man greet those visiting Attica Independent Fair.

Greg Sherman, who works at Whirlpool in Clyde, has a hobby of building wooden decorations and snow sculptures.

“This is my vacation; I’m at the fair, but I love doing this stuff,” he said.

This is Sherman’s second year displaying at Attica Independent Fair.

His wooden creations — including a country bench, a bar top, a train and an outhouse with a waterfall — were spread out across a site near the antique tractors.

“This is all for the fair,” he said.

Inside the outhouse is a skeleton wearing an Ohio State University shirt.

“I just have fun with it,” Sherman said.

Sherman said a lot of the pieces are built right at his site at the fair. He gives the fair 11 pieces.

“They do whatever they want with it,” he said.

He was working on painting a wooden beer mug at the fair Wednesday. Two wooden beer mugs were to be incorporated into a bench.

“(It’s) Busch Light nation here,” he said.

Sherman’s 11-month-old St. Bernard, Brutus, hangs out at the fair with him. He loves all children who come up to him, Sherman said.

“He’s got that puppy in (him),” he said.

Sherman estimated he has been doing wood carving for four years and snow sculptures since he was 12 years old.

“Everybody knows me from the snow sculptures,” he said.

Sherman recalled using his father’s spray paint and the hobby taking off from there. He said painting the sculpture brings it to life.

Sherman said he has created hundreds of subjects for snow sculptures, with one being a car without a top.

“I put a big motor in it. … People just loved it,” he said.