To sculpt a tree we start with the bare wood areas. Yesterday we carved the upper bare branches. Today we concentrated on the bare roots and knots. Tomorrow we will do the remaining areas of the tree with bark. To get the detail we want it is a time consuming process covering every square inch of the tree.We also need to work quickly as concrete waits for no one. To achieve the textures we need we use a variety of tools including stiff brushes, pointing tools, bent wire, and soft brushes. The Bug Whirled sign is quickly coming together!