Burned Snag Sculptures

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#1)  Burned Snag Sculptures

Postby Matt Markworth » Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:16 pm

All,

Here are some "sculptures" from Hermosa Creek (CO) and I think they're most likely all Rocky Mountain ponderosa pine. It's amazing how some of them are still able to stand. Do you have other examples from Hermosa, or for any other species/locations?

Also, someone please think of a better name than Burned Snag Sculptures!

               
                       
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#2)  Re: Burned Snag Sculptures

Postby Don » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:41 am

Matt-
Having had collateral fire duty in most of my career as a forester, I've seen these and marveled at how long they can persist...the charcoal weathers much better than I thought it would, and it (the charring) must confer some kind of hardening, for as delicate as some of the shapes seem.
Another name? Nothing that I've liked...
PyroTotems?
Fire Icons?
               
                       
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Foxtail Pine near edge of Horseshoe Meadows, Sierra Nevadas out of Lone Pine, CA
               
               
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#3)  Re: Burned Snag Sculptures

Postby bbeduhn » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:53 pm

blackened snags (totems)

grilled snags (totems)

smoked snags (totems)

tree skeletons

tree crisps

Ψ -  the snag formerly know as a healthy tree (but partially burnt to a crisp)

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#4)  Re: Burned Snag Sculptures

Postby Matt Markworth » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:36 pm

Don,

Pyrototems is a good one!

Brian,

The symbol cracked me up:) Classic!

Maybe I'll call them The pyrototems formerly known as Ψ [the snags formerly known as a healthy tree (but partially burnt to a crisp)]."

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#5)  Re: Burned Snag Sculptures

Postby Don » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:18 pm

Matt
It does close in on having a classic reference to fire and sculpture...
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