This Artist Created Mother Nature Paintings Using Tree Trunks as Canvases

By: Ady Floyd - Oct 28, 2015
References: alisonmoritsugu & designtaxi
Artist Alison Mortisugu completed a collection of stunning nature paintings, which were all created upon tree trunk canvases. This unique use of deceased trees acts as a homage to the once-living things.

Each tree trunk canvas displays a unique scene that reflects something the tree may have actually seen. Some of the nature paintings show riverfront scenes with serene lakes and vast amounts of surrounding foliage. Other scenes show a view of the sky with branches poking into the frame every now and then.

All of the tree trunk canvases are collected from fallen trees or logs people have cut down. Each piece of art aims to honor the tree by creating realistic and organic images. Mortisugu explains, "I like the juxtaposition and tension created by having an image of nature on a section or sample of real nature."