Chainsaw carver attributes Pasadena roots to her success as a unique artist

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Friday, September 6, 2019
Chainsaw carver attributes Pasadena roots to her success
Della Meredith's Pasadena roots helped her grow into one of the coolest and most unique artists in her hometown.

PASADENA, Texas (KTRK) -- ABC13 met Pasadena native Della Meredith back in 2016 after she went viral for using a chainsaw to carve a large J.J. Watt wooden statue.

Since then, she's received requests to create custom art pieces for people and businesses across the country.

We caught up with her for ABC13+, because she is just one of many people in the community who are proud to call Pasadena her home.

While Meredith lives in La Porte, she still looks back at her Pasadena roots and how it has contributed to her success as an artist.

Meredith attended Pasadena High School and was awarded most outstanding in Fine Arts during her senior year.

She also taught art in public schools for more than eight years.

Now, she's breaking stereotypes and making a living with her chainsaw.

You can see more of her art on her Facebook page Della Meredith Chainsaw Carvings.

How often do you meet someone who has a really cool job? One La Porte woman is making a living with her chainsaw.

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