Recently, in a wooded area in North Yorkshire in the UK, three sculptures were found carved into a number of felled trees by an unknown artist. As you can see they are not the work of an amateur, rather they’re beautifully made and realised by someone with alot of skill. Once found the papers began to label the work ‘ guerrilla style’ (I hate that expression) and soon began looking for the artist. Not that it was hard to find him.
The wooded area was owned by David Brown and although Brown said nothing to the media his housekeeper reported that the works were were commissioned from chainsaw-wielding artist Tommy Craggs who makes a living traveling around the world carving all matter of mystical creatures, animals and figurative works into trees. And so that was that. Mystery solved. It’s a shame. Coming across artwork like this on a walk, a jaunt, not knowing anything about it, or the artist who created it would have been much more preferable. Mystery is good. We need more of it. Sometimes reporters should just keep their noses out of it.