the log lady

Here’s a question: why use paper as a canvas for your art when you can go directly to the source instead?

New York artist Alison Moritsugu paints peaceful landscapes on the flattened ends of fallen trees, not only as a piece of au naturel art, but as a prod to get us thinking about the way we treat the environment.

“By viewing the painting’s surface, the cross section of a tree, any sense of nostalgia or celebration of nature is countered by the evidence of its destruction,” she says. Find out more about this poignant project from the real-life Log Lady over on her website.

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