This piece is carved from a single piece of Red Cedar.

 The inspiration came from doing a grounding for a dear friend in pain. We were in a large building 9 stories up. This image appeared in my mind as we were visuallizing roots connecting to the earth. The roots agressively took over the building and the tree grew out the top after the roots hit the ground. I see this as my friends healing and as healing for the world. There is great contrast between the square, flat and linear building and the random, curved and sensous tree and roots.

 The carving stands 37" tall and the base is 11" round. There are 2 pieces of garnet stone for door handles. The finish is Saicos hardwax oil and an acrylic paint wash. 

 Available for viewing and sale at the Wickannish Inn in Tofino B.C.  $3850