By C. F. Lawrenson
While exploring the shores along the coast of North Carolina near Beaufort, my wife and I found several places where cedar trees had been uprooted and toppled over by storms. The saltwater kills the vegetation quickly but the wood is almost preserved by it and the tree's skeleton can stay intact for many years. As we walked around the island we happened across this incredible configuration in cedar with a great egret roosting in it. The somewhat abstract radial design just jumped out at me and the egret was kind enough to model for over an hour.