North Yorkshire’s Mysterious Tree Sculptor Finally Revealed
Recently dubbed the “Yorkshire Banksy” due to the mystery of his identity, a tree sculptor in the English town of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire has been popping around town for the past few weeks, transforming various tree trunks into massive works of art. When the BBC decided to knock on neighbors’ doors, they got some answers and almost two months after the first sighting, the mystical creatures, animals, and other various forms were credited to chainsaw tree artist Tommy Craggs.
Craggs is an award-winning sculptor who merely “forgot to sign the artworks.” So the mystery wasn’t intentional but the oversight did provide the town with quite a conversation piece for a few months! Previously a professional tree feller, the artist eventually turned his creative skills and his ability with a chainsaw into something magical. He now travels around the world making a living with this tree sculpting artform. “I like to see what I do as a way of bringing the trees back to life and I work against the grains to reveal the real beauty of the wood.”
Brief Analysis The claims in the message are untrue. The "tree" in the photographs is completely artificial. The tree is, in fact, the famous "Tree of Life", an icon of Disney's Animal Kingdom, a theme park located in Florida, USA.
At a glance you may be confused the above tree with a massive trunk with a 'Baobab' tree (which is renowned to possess the largest tree trunks of the world) but, this is yet another unknown specie which is seen in the close proximity of a hermitage deep in the dense forest in 'Andra Pradesh' in India. And most importantly it is natural not artificial.
Now have a close look at the bark and experience the unbelievable figures of creatures engraved in the surface of the entire tree trunk!! Absolutely real!!! Not man made