Saturday, December 4, 2010

Carved tree/SOOC

Carving along Highway 27 south of Barrie, Ontario

This carving is on a LIVE tree, a weeping willow. I wouldn't think this is good for the tree but so far it doesn't appear to have hurt it. The carving may be rather new, however...so maybe time will tell.

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31 comments:

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Questa scultura è bellissima !!!
Buona serata.
Myriam :)

Kim, USA said...

I think it won't hurt the tree. And who ever craved this is so creative and talented.
SOOC

Jan n Jer said...

Wow what a work of art...Great pic! I also posted a wood carving!

billyB said...

Nice photo and a great carving.As the tree grows perhaps the carving will get wider. Be interesting to see it in a few years.

Jan said...

Very striking. I hope the tree likes it.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

A good carving but poor use of a live tree.

Jacob said...

Oh my goodness! I've seen carvings in trees before, but nothing like this. It's really well done. I don't think it will hurt the tree, either. Fun and funky!

Lynn said...

It's a wonderful carving...doubt it hurts the tree. Great photo.

Jack said...

I think I would like the tree better without this "art."

Tash said...

Love the expression. It is so well done. I also think it won't hurt the tree. Kind of like cutting off a limb, except with more surface area exposed.

Noner said...

Interesting new form of grafitti. I dont think carving into a live tree would hurt it too much. After all, the giant redwoods have TUNNELS carved through the center of them.

MyMaracas said...

I've never seen a live tree carved this way. It will be interesting to see how it changes over the years, if the tree survives it.

MarieElizabeth said...

Wow, that is amazing work. I hope it survives a good long time so many people will see it. Thanks for sharing!

4timesblessed said...

That is pretty cool.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

This is a particularly awesome carving in a tree. I have seen it done before way back in the 70s in Washington Square Park, NYC. I do not know what happened to them and will check them out. WSP has undergone some radical renovations over the years, so
it will be interesting to take a look.

AmyLee said...

oh wow, that is so cool! and kinda creepy. haha.

Evelyn said...

It's a nice piece.

Dimple said...

I doubt the carving will hurt the tree--I have seen a willow split completely in half from the top down. It fell over and each half lived and made many young trees!
I think the carving is extraordinary, it looks like the artist found the tree's "personality!"

Small City Scenes said...

Very weepy look on the willow. Strange too. I hope the tree survives. (Probably will live if the cuts are not too deep) MB

Annie said...

Pretty impressive. I wonder how it will change over the years and age and exposure weather it. Hope the artist sealed it well to protect the tree from bug infestations.

Randy said...

What a wonderful carving. I can only imagine how long it took.

Fotobloggen 2010 said...

Great carving but I guess the tree does not agree

Greyscale Territory said...

A beautiful carving that seems to flow with the lines of the tree!

cieldequimper said...

The beard addition is just fantastic! :-)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

That is an amazing work of art !
i'm not sure it will hurt the tree .. weeping willows are very hardy .. this is another excuse to maybe some time drive down to that area and have a look while I am trying to visit some local nurseries in the area ? LOL .. great picture !
Joy

momgen said...

Oh boy that looks cute...What a quite artist...Happy SOOC Sunday.

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Cezar and Léia said...

That's such an interesting carving, great find!
God bless you!
Cezar

NatureFootstep said...

This is soo cool. And really nice artwork. :)

Marka said...

Cool! Somebody put some effort into that carving.

kaye said...

wow! that is very interesting, I like it.

Sally in WA said...

That is just so darn cool! I love it!

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