I was selected as one of 11 artists to participate in La Reunion TX's Second annual Tree Carving and Open House. This years artists are:
OLIVER BRADLEY + DAVID BLOOD
TARA TONINI + JOEY SEEMAN
ERIK GLISSMAN + ERIN GLISSMAN + ERICA FELICELLA
BRAD FORD SMITH
The La Reunion Tx property is 35 acres of over grown woods. Part of reclaiming the land is having artists come out and inflict their creative urges on selected non-native or dying trees. The objective is to transform these trees into a sculpture that will remain in place, exposed to the elements, and part of the natural cycle of decay.
Above is the drawing for the basic idea of what I will do this year. I will cut a tree down to a tall stump. Then build a platform on which the wood from the tree will be stacked.
I did a tree in last years open house. Basically I turned a cedar tree into a flat botanical specimen similar to pressed flowers.