Sometimes the nature beings like to have fun and challenge themselves to fashion, on their particular canvas of tree trunk or rock, multiple images that morph into each other. This may be the tree spirit itself who may be joined by the nature beings who live around him/her. The game challenge differs – it could be creating different stories in different areas or showing different beings who intrigue the spirits. The goal is to create very clear images – in nature being terms. This old tree has done a fine job!
I often wonder what inner drive is present in a tree who chooses to undertake such a project while all those around him are quiet. It must be like humans – some are driven to be artists and express themselves and stand out in a crowd, each in their own unique way.
This tree lives on the wood edge of the property of the Baptist Church that is located at the site of the Battle of the Brandywine, Chadds Ford, PA.
He has created quite a number of different scenarios and a walk about the tree will find many interesting scenes. Here I am showing only the complex main image area that is facing the open field.
The dominant image here is of the tree spirit himself, with a long nose. (Top left)
The Human Realm
Beneath his image rests two different artistic presentations. From the field view the tree fashioned two humans talking, and their dog companion above them. (Left)
The Nature Realm
From the side – the area dominated by wild woods – you see three nature beings: a hooded wood elf looking right, down – he seems to be participating with the tree spirit in this project and has fashioned himself and two other nature spirits, one resting on the wood elf’s head and one looking left; there are three eyes here, one for each of the beings. To orient yourself: the head of the top human front view is the mouth of the hooded wood elf side view. (Below)