While hiking in the Skokomish river valley this winter I came across this shard of what I believe is a very old Western Hemlock tree. I've had it piled up with some other found pieces of wood and I finally got around to carving it. I believe it formed from the impact when the tree fell or if it was struck by another falling tree. Dimensions: 19" x 8" x 6"
This side of the shard was facing down towards the earth. With a gouge and a hook knife I revealed this.
I followed the lines in the tree and I tried to interface the fresh carved texture with the rich color of the inner bark.
I did smooth out some of the natural features, but for the most part the shard was so beautiful already I thought better to present than arrange.