I had always imagined these sculptures to be giant Roman soldiers, towering over everyone, keeping watch. They stand almost 96″ tall and span 30″ wide. They were carved from ancient maple logs that were rotten through the heart, but the shells were beautifully preserved.
The maple logs lay under the forest canopy for many years until the bark rotted away and left a beautiful dark grey patina. We sanded the areas that made contact with the saw blade, and the rest we left in its beautiful raw state.