An artist came to the rescue of Wales’ tallest tree after it was mutilated by a heavy storm. He cleaned up the debris and turned the damaged tree into something spectacular.
When Welsh artist Simon O’Rourke heard that the tallest tree in Wales had been severely damaged by a storm, he volunteered to turn what remained into a piece of art. Armed with his trusty chainsaw, O’Rourke transformed the dying tree into the “Giant Hand of Vyrnwy, a stunning sculpture that features a hand reaching into the sky, as if to once again claim its former greatness.
“I began researching the area and found the area of woodland that contained the tree was known as the Giants of Vyrnwy. This got me thinking and I decided on a giant hand, symbolising the giants, and the tree’s last attempt to reach for the sky!”
That’s simply amazing. Dear California, if you hired someone like this to look after your forests, maybe you wouldn’t experience wildfires every summer. Just sayin’.