North Yorkshire's Mysterious Tree Sculptor Finally Revealed

By Meera Dolasia on March 1, 2012

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For the last two months, the residents of the historic town of Knaresborough in North Yorkshire, UK have been scratching their heads in amazement as they watched the radical transformation of ordinary trees in the nearby woods, into extraordinary works of art.

However, it seems that the artist who created the intricate tree carvings that included a diving kingfisher plucking fish from the sea, a spooky figure and a larger than life lizard, both of which seemed to come directly from Harry Potter's Forbidden Forest, did not want to be discovered.

But, the locals and the media were not going to give up that easily. Reporters from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) finally decided to approach the owner of the wooded area, David Brown, to see if he knew anything about them

Turns out that it was he who had commissioned award-winning British chainsaw tree sculptor Tommy Craggs, to create these mystical works of art. The former lumberjack, who only carves trees that are already on the ground or those that need to be felled, is a master at his profession and cherishes in going around the world, creating amazing works of art.

As to how he managed to complete these carvings without anyone seeing him is this open area that is accessible to the general public, still remains a mystery. However, the town folk are not complaining. These sculptures have just added a new tourist draw to the area that is already popular for its quirky architecture and annual art festivals.


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  • coolguyThursday, April 23, 2015 at 12:08 pm
    this person makes good art
    • snugybugy
      snugybugyMonday, March 30, 2015 at 3:35 pm
      its.............................................really good,i totally would NOT be able to do that!
      • MurpfurbleFoobFriday, March 6, 2015 at 11:30 am
        Uhhhhh, does anyone think that this dude has too much free time? Just saying!
        • Tacco In ChinaTuesday, March 3, 2015 at 8:35 pm
          I like the art
          • diamondkid
            diamondkidFriday, February 13, 2015 at 2:08 pm
            • ninaluvr
              ninaluvrFriday, February 13, 2015 at 9:41 am
              • sharzan
                sharzanMonday, November 24, 2014 at 5:16 pm
                It looks so realistic
                • amethystryses
                  amethystrysesWednesday, October 15, 2014 at 11:20 am
                  very artistic
                  • Shot king 85Friday, February 14, 2014 at 9:27 am
                    I like it
                    • Shadow kingFriday, February 14, 2014 at 9:16 am
                      U should be in the world records

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