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In 2011 I created the Giant Hand of Vyrnwy from Wales' tallest tree, which was storm damaged & needed to be felled. A 50ft stump was left & I won the tender to create my design; a giant hand - the tree's last attempt to reach for the sky.
Here a a few photos from the process! https://t.co/mROVKAX9qb
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Timelapse of my #ayrtonsenna bust, still available via sealed auction bid.
https://t.co/sQua608fwh https://t.co/GiGgZhDxDC

This was one of my favourite pieces to work on, a real challenge! Several years ago I was asked to create a sculpture based on a painting by Robert Bateman. The client landscaped this section of their garden to recreate the painting. It wasn't easy installing it on those steps!! https://t.co/sglHFsQh96 treecarving photo

Another angle of the emerging dragon I made this week.
It's always sad when a tree dies but I love being able to turn it into art and give it new life! https://t.co/paag30rsTl
treecarving photo

If you have a dead or diseased tree on your property and aren't sure what to do, this week's blog might inspire you!

https://t.co/FJgAmdpPfx
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
Back in 2011 I created the Giant Hand of Vyrnwy from Wales tallest tree, which had become storm damaged and needed to be felled. A 50ft stump was left and I won the tender to create my design, a giant hand. The tree's last attempt to reach for the sky.
I thought I'd share a few photos from the process!
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
This was one of my favourite pieces to work on, a real challenge! Several years ago I was asked to create a sculpture based on a painting by Robert Bateman, a Pre-Raphaelite artist. The client landscaped this section of their garden around the sculpture to recreate the painting. The biggest challenge was installing it on those steps!!
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
If you have a dead or diseased tree on your property and aren't sure what to do, this week's blog might inspire you!

https://www.treecarving.co.uk/what-to-do-with-a-diseased-tree/
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
All done!! The hatchling dragon, breaking out of the Ash tree. Born of the wood and a fitting tribute to a magnificent tree, sadly killed by ash dieback.
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
An emerging dragon in progress!! This is at the end of day 1.
More details tomorrow!