Saturday, June 7, 2008

The Amazing Axel Erlandson

Axel Erlandson (1884-1964) , artist and arborsculptor, and founder of the "The Tree Circus". He designed his sculptures on paper and then continued to prune, guide and graft young trees into the desired form. His secret? He "talk[ed] to them".

This is Erlandson's "Basket Tree". It is six different Sycamores grafted together.

This is his famous Two-legged Tree

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