Artist Giuseppe Penone carefully removes the rings of growth to reveal the ‘sapling within’. By carving out the inside of a tree trunk and leaving the knots in place, they eventually emerge as tiny limbs.
Colima Seated Figure, Protoclassic, ca 100 BC-AD 250, in characteristic ready pose, head turned left and drinking from the shallow bowl, wearing finely incised chest band and large crescentic shell pendant, the head wrapped with inscised bands. height 14 5/8 in. 37.2 cm