I have always remembered a convincing argument made by someone who had said that artists were like cats. Here I was an artist making a sculpture in a dog park. Although I like trees, I often look at them and imagine what potential form lies beyond the surface.
The dimensions of this tree were ideal for my project but this was a type of tree I had never encountered before. As I carved back and forth through the growth rings of this Ohio Buckeye, I noticed an amazing amount of color. Swirls of caramels, dark brown streaks and blue grey blotches made this the most colorful tree that I have ever worked with.