Every piece is created from scratch, right here in Minnesota, by hand, and is always unique. Generally I try to think of what I want to create and I simply do it. Working with concrete has given me the ability to build 3D animated textured faces that are what I imagine when I think of a tree man. It's quite surreal to see them come to life over the process of days.
The faces themselves are weather resistant, and seem to withstand to Minnesota temperatures just fine. We had one of these on a tree outside for all of last year, through the winter, and it was still in pristine condition.