Sculptor Keith Jennings began carving faces into trees ,
starting with a few hand tools in his own backyard, in 1982, a project refers to as Tree Spirits. Later, he was commissioned to sculpt a series of trees on St. Simons Island off the coast of the state of Georgia (along private and public property) and the artist has conveniently tracked each one on Google Maps.
The artist says that each face he carves into the wood is created entirely according to the tree. He insists, “I don’t have that much to do with it. The wood speaks to you, ya know?”
Photo credits: [J. Ashwell, Jeremy Moorehead, Robert English, Cay Ellis]
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