Gallery: SHAME: California Institute for the Arts Valencia, CA
This "amazing tree" is 20 feet in diameter and 11 feet high. "Organic Form" by artist Pontus Wilfors was made with 75 pieces of avocado wood from the Simi Fire of 2003 that killed several fields of avocado trees on a ranch in Southern California. The artists' inspiration for this project was to re-create a tree using the trees that had been destroyed.
Pontus added "I sometimes think of it as a Frankenstein tree" .