The study of neighbors through their lawn ornaments...
Figure 46. Cole: Tree trunk tribute to the humble home.
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Tree loss is one of the leading causes of homeowner heartbreak. After removal of a dead tree, it can be quite difficult to face the light of day after years of sharing shady memories. The stump sculpture pictured above clearly shows how one remorseful resident is working through his weeping with wood whittling. The crude carving suggests that this project is more of a personal expression than a professional execution. The disproportionally oversized inclusion of the address indicates a belief that life must go on, and it does, by turning the remains of the past into a tribute to that which lives on in the present.