Douglas is carved from a 140-year-old fallen pine within in the grounds of the Cragside Estate. The artwork was created by Tommy Craggs from Durham.
The latest edition of the National Trust Magazine provides a brief news snippet:
Tree carvings can be seen in places ranging from inner-city Victorian parks to the great landscapes of the National [...]
You cannot conceive the many without the one… The study of the unit is among those that lead the mind on and turn it to the vision of reality.
Believe one who knows: you will find more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which can never learn from the masters.
St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1641 – 1712)
In some sense man is a microcosm of the universe; therefore what man is, is a clue to the universe.
David Bohm (1917 – 1992)