Wichita, Kansas: Tree Trunk People
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Wichita, Kansas - Tree Trunk People
Wow this was a lucky find! I was lost and happened upon her. She has definitely seen better days. I wish others would post where more of these are. They are truly fascinating!
This one can be found in McKnight Park (McKnight St & Hydraulic St)[Scott Mobley, 03/01/2009]
- McKnight Park, McKnight St and Hydraulic St.
Whenever a big tree dies in a public space, a chainsaw artist crops the top off, and turns its trunk into a piece of art, usually resembling a person. Sometimes the sculptures are site-specific. For instance, tree trunk people near St. Francis Hospital resemble a nurse, a doctor, and a volunteer. There are also more of these little tree people in Riverside Park, and all over the downtown area.[Don Fraysier, 12/16/1998]
The work of Gino Salerno, a local artist.