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12 Times People Transformed A Pile Of Logs Into Art


Wood is no stranger to being used as a medium in the art world, it’s used in both traditional and modern styles. The natural sturdiness and carving ability of wood make the possibilities for creation endless. Wood is commonly used in forms of:

  • Sculpture
  • Decoration
  • Craft

When you think of a log pile, you don’t necessarily associate the organization process with artistry. However, some people saw the opportunity for art with their log stacking and have created some incredibly intricate displays.

Here are 12 times people transformed a pile of logs into art. 

1. This artist embraced irony by stacking their firewood to resemble a fallen tree.

2. Artist John Gerding created this ring installation in 2012 as a part of his “Woodstack” series at the Brattleboro Museum & Arts Center in Vermont.

3. Wood enthusiast Michael Buck created a dome-like piece of various sized logs.

4. This “Tower of Babel Woodstack” was created in Russia by artists Nikolay Polissky and Nikola-Lenivets. The stacked wood tower is 10 meters high and 15 x 12 meters at the bottom.

5. Michael McGillis’ installation ‘Wake’ was installed in 2006 at the Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, Minnesota. This path of purple wood stumps extends for 95 feet allowing viewers to walk throughout the trench.

6. This sculpture utilized both firewood logs and kindling to create a transitional piece that looks like something out of a Dr. Seuss book.

 7. Varna Gyula’s log installation uses carefully selected pieces to create an image. 

8. Urs-P. Twellmann has created numerous works from intricately placed logs. This piece uses slabs of wood in a unique way, creating an arched entrance and windows.

9. This artist created a full scene by organizing various sized wood to illustrate a visual.


10. Nicholas Polissky’s take on the classic triumphal arch, ‘Perm Gates,’ was created at the entrance from Moscow to Perm.

 11. This artist used two standing trees to frame his log pile art of a wild hog’s face.

12. This person decided to create a tiny log house with their pile.


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