It used to be the oldest oak tree in Dane County and possibly the second oldest in the state. Workers cut its roots when building an apartment complex when they didn't have to and the lawsuit (yes of course there was) resulted in this fascinating work of art.
Artist Alberto Chavez carved a tale of nature interrupted and man's ability to disturb creatures on the ground, air and water by a single touch. The man touched the snake which spooked the bear which scared the woman which agitated the eagle which alarmed the otters.
Better than my description of the "Naked lady tree with a wolf, an eagle and some kind of dog."
I'll be taking a closer look in the next few weeks.
|Otter to the left, Eagle to the right with a bit of the Naked Lady off the side|