Wake: A Walkway of Severed Purple Logs by Michael McGillis

Wake: A Walkway of Severed Purple Logs by Michael McGillis wood trees multiples land art installation

Wake: A Walkway of Severed Purple Logs by Michael McGillis wood trees multiples land art installation

Wake: A Walkway of Severed Purple Logs by Michael McGillis wood trees multiples land art installation

Huge mounds of firewood are a common site here in the midwest, but in the capable hands of Michigan artist Michael McGillis a row of logs becomes a unexpectedly beautiful sight. Titled Wake the piece was originally installed back in 2006 at the Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, Minnesota and consisted of a 95-foot long trench of cut trees painted purple in the middle as if to reveal a suprising new species of plant. A simple idea, wonderfully executed. (via my darkened eyes)