21 Aug 21 by justatest
Once dried, I had painted it with a red madder. I´ll probably seal it with a waterproof glue or resin, and then varnish.
A wire cage filled with broken rock.
[ Update, some months later: ]
There´s a war going on in Ukraine with Russian ordnance raining explosive shells and rockets down upon civilians in a most horrifying and indiscriminate fashion. Should I continue with this, given that it might be misconstrued as glorifying the destruction, killing and maiming visited on the Ukrainian people by their evil neighbour in such a cowardly way?
Drying out the base of the trunk by scraping down to the more intact wood.
End of life
By the time I got around to doing something with the tree, it had almost completely rotted in the wet soil. As I was digging it out, the trunk snapped into pieces.