This is one of a series of four trees I have been finishing up. The thing I liked most about doing these pieces, was how they grew as I worked. Each layer became a platform for the next...until it was full and beautiful. I just love things that grow. There is one tree at the corner of our house that the previous owners had topped off and it hasn't grown since. It is quite an annoyance, just sitting there taking up space, reminding me each day of it's wasted potential. I think people are a lot like trees. Some of them grow and it is beautiful to watch... but others are so damaged that they just sit there doing nothing. We, and trees, were intended to grow, and that is how I prefer it.