“My Tree Art Appreciation”
Our Virginia City and Twin Bridges homes are partially furnished with my tree art. In this post I want to share a brief sampling of the pieces, and express my appreciation of living with them.
This first photo is of a grouping in our Virginia City home. I had the Old Faithful Inn’s lobby in mind when I made the bench and coffee table. To the right is a tree art sculpture named “The Pagan Dancer.”
The door on the right is the main entry to the home, next to a combination chair and coat/hat rack. Two arm chairs share the “Magic Mushroom Table’. All of these pieces were also designed with the Old Faithful Inn lobby in mind.
Upstairs in our Virginia City home, there’s a “poet’s corner”–a simple, but inspiring, arrangement of two favorite tree art pieces.
This is my most appreciated piece of tree art sculpture. The contortions of the tree trunk are the most gracefully tortuous I’ve ever seen (and most inexplicable). The base is a stone found in Virginia City and drilled to suggest the natural phenomenon of trees growing out of solid rock. It sits alongside the TV on the top shelf of the entertainment center.
The tree shapes in this table lamp impress me, as does its cantilevered balance. It sits next to a TV chair, with a favorite portrait of wife Kristin and daughter Ruby, and an iron lock and key, hand forged in Mongolia, given to me by Kristin as a birthday present. So … lots of treasures nearby!
Here is our good dog, “Buster”, ruminating on “the straight crookedness of a good walking stick.”–in the words of Robert Frost.