J Chester (Skip) Armstrong
J. Chester (Skip) Armstrong is active/lives in Oregon. J Armstrong is known for sculptor-wood totem and wildlife.
Biography J. Chester (Skip) Armstrong
Growing up in California during the 1960s, J Chester Armstrong graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in philosophy. He then went to Central America and was inspired by the Mayan Indian temple carvings.
Following that time period, he moved to a small town in Vermont where he became fascinated with older building built by hand. He worked on restoring these buildings and began carving with tools. In central Oregon, he carves totems and also wild animals. He works on a large scale so usually begins with a 16 inch saw.