Seattle-based artist John Grade has created Middle Fork, a tree sculpture that has been made up of hundreds of thousands of individual wood pieces. To get the shape of the sculpture, John and his assistants scaled a 140-year old old-growth Western Hemlock tree, where they took plaster casts of its trunk and limbs.
You can see a ‘making of’ video – here
The sculpture is currently on view at MadArt in Seattle, WA. through April 25, 2015.