The trees talk to Denver artist Corrina Espinosa
, whose work often starts with a piece of wood; a carver with a deep soul, she's made art out of stumps and branches, and whole trees shaded her Metro State College of Denver senior thesis exhibition, Hybrid Zoetic
. The finished pieces sometimes seem like strange and twisted metaphors for the vagaries of life and the slow growth that comes with change. But at other times, they're just plain whimsical.