Yes, this sculpture by Christopher David White looks like wood, and yes, it's actually ceramic, and yes, we are still not convinced but we will take the artist's word for it. The piece, Cycles of Decay, was made to resemble old wood, and explained by White, "Often, the process of change occurs at an almost unnoticeable rate. For this reason, we become attached to the world around us, and we expect that things will remain the same. So we take for granted what we experience each day of our lives. But, permanence is the ultimate illusion."