Tree with snake

Carved tree, Bass/Linden wood.
156"w x 96"h x 12"d

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Comment by Sabiha Mujtaba on November 14, 2010 at 6:52pm
Thank you Gary, It does seem unusual but I bought 3"/4" milled buck-eye and glued 3 layers. interior of trunk is hollow. I used the arbortech carver/grinders solely..no hand carving except just a few areas.The snake was also built up and carved from solid wood. I had fun...most of the time!
Comment by kate jones on November 14, 2010 at 6:22pm
I am amazed by this. so beautiful!
Comment by Ligia Rocha on November 14, 2010 at 6:20pm
Wonderful!!!
Comment by Harriete Estel Berman on November 14, 2010 at 11:58am
This is a striking image.
Harriete
Comment by jennifer fegely pennington on November 14, 2010 at 11:19am
what an amazing installation! it is incredible.
Comment by Gary McNabb on November 14, 2010 at 8:45am
this is all carved ???....nothing milled or natural from forest ??? ....I love it !!!!
Comment by Ayse Kozaci on November 11, 2010 at 1:01pm
very unique!!
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