Various historical, anthropomorphic
carving traditions pre-date Christianity and include "Wood Spirits", "Woodwose" and the "Green Man" or "Wild Man", also referred to as "Jack in the Green".
Found in many cultures from many ages around the world, these figures are often related to natural vegetative deities. They are often interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, change and transformation, representing the seasons and the natural cycle of growth each spring.
J.R.R. Tolkien included a race of giant tree-men called "Ents" in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Their leader, named "Treebeard", befriends the hobbits Merry and Pippin and rallies his kind to help turn the tide of war.
And who can forget Dr. Suess's "Lorax"?
"I speak for the trees!"
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Each sculpture is hand-crafted using chainsaws, and is a one-of-a-kind, truly unique piece of indoor or outdoor art that will last for years without any maintenance. One sculpture may incorporate a birdhouse, and another a small table. Imagine your family and friends strolling through your garden and finding your Stumpman silently watching over their path.
Stumpmen are made of eastern red cedar, and will last for generations as long as they are not sitting directly in water. For even greater longevity, pieces may be brushed or sprayed with a clear-coat or varnish.