This particular tree lives along Highway 71 between Menahga and Park Rapids, Minnesota. I travel the road often and the tree stands out because of its location and stunning form. Adopting it as a Spirit Tree, it offered its enchanting beauty often enough for me to finally stop and take a couple photos to reference when creating artwork. It has become a bit of an obsession and because the tree is in the process of dying, I feel like it’s a bit of a race to keep capturing the tree in some form of art.
Here’s what I’ve done so far.