Newest sculpture, home grown

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One of the issues in our untended yard is the saplings that took root too close to the house.  On the back of our Ell, we had a Box Elder tree growing very close, and we feared its roots could impact the foundation.  IMG_2786Last December we cut down that tree.

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The stump remained, and as we prepared to do site work for a new patio, we decided to try to remove it with the excavator.  IMG_4517That root just refused to come out, and the tap root – big as a Christmas Ham – had grown through the foundation into the crawl space beneath the Ell.

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We were just about to give up when the root snapped and broke free.  The Ell remains standing.  Here is a photo of Jim Hamlin, excavator and big game hunter!

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We decided that the root deserved a permanent place on our Art Farm.  To make it safe, we dug a small hole and set the stump and root upright.  It stands more than eight feet tall.  Pretty amazing!

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3 Comments on “Newest sculpture, home grown”

  1. Jane says:

    Light it up at the holidays !
    Nice piece.
    M

  2. Glenn says:

    Reminds me of a much bigger “damn dirty hippie block.” Especially if you light it up for the winter holidays as M suggested…viva la art farm, viva la block de hippie

  3. bam says:

    love the “big as a christmas ham.” love making art of obstacle. love your work in eternal progress….


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