The Whirlwind Juniper is a sculpture made from what remained of a long dead twisted juniper tree. I have carved away the exterior of weathered wood to reveal the tree’s core. Sculpting with the grain of the wood, I exaggerate and deepen the natural features of the piece, ending with heavy torch work to increase visual contrast. Several additional pieces were scribed into the base to create the look of sprawling roots. This sculpture is currently on display until May of 2022 in downtown Manitou Springs, Colorado. The price of this sculpture is $24,000.