Stacked Firewood — The Art of Log Piling

Meet 82-year-old Montana artist, Gary Tallman. He gathers firewood each spring and stacks it into intricate mosaics based on size, shape and natural colours. Depending on the type of wood — pine, aspen, cedar, juniper — and how they’re cut, logs actually present quite the variety of hues and textures for someone with the patience and the eye to take advantage of them. Gradually, his artistic medium disappears as they are burned throughout the cold winter months.

Gary Tallman used his firewood to create a mosaic of owls at his home near Monarch. - TRIBUNE PHOTO, LARRY BECKNER

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~ by Fionnlagh on September 2, 2014.

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