Living Tree Spirit Carvings by Keith Jennings

March 18, 2013



Sculptor Keith Jennings began his Tree Spirits project in 1982 with a tree in his backyard. Later, he was commissioned to sculpt a series of trees on St. Simons Island off the coast of the state of Georgia. He carves faces into trees, revealing the tree's inner spirit. Keith says that each face that he carves is unique to the tree, "I don't have that much to do with it. The wood speaks to you, ya know?" (via mymodernmet)