I posted the top photo on Google+ this morning, and it was received warmly:https://plus.google.com/108873757943673151319/posts/hjQx4nLQceiSo I hope to pass along their response to the artist, sometime he is indoors looking at a computer, and happens across this on google. sp
forgot all about the coding...here
That was a really cool thing in Galveston. We didn't end up seeing any of these, but if we go back we'll take a more comprehensive driving tour: http://www.galveston.com/treesculpturetour/
hi Amber! I didn't realize he had gone west too, only knew about his work on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I think it's a brilliant idea, and in terms of public artwork might be relatively long-lasting. he's still working on the trunk, I saw yesterday he had added a piano keyboard. it will be interesting to see the finished product. thanks! sp
Yes, very nice wooden sculpture, I like!
hi Leovi, you would like the way the whole thing looks like from a distance, too. it looks like a drawing even though we are in real life. and today there is a festival on the bayou, so lots of people are getting a close look at this. thanks & I'm happy to hear from you, sp
I'm always intrigued by artwork that so closely imitates nature, as this does. I think the statement it makes is that the serves to fill in for literal nature, often. There's a totem-pole-like sculpture on a busy arterial corner in my neighborhood, that depicts the wildlife that used to live in this landscape, before the human invasion. Always makes me sad. (And it's not a particularly interesting piece, but it does elicit a response from me!)
hi T! this particular tree was struck by lightning recently in Hurricane Isaac, and rather than taking it down completely, the sculptor volunteered to create this artwork, which is quite wonderful and unusual. also, they planted more trees around the bayou for the future. thanks, sp