While my first love is Mopane, sometimes a piece of wood from another tree offers itself irresistibly to the sculpting process. Last month, Maun friends Desiree and Pierre Sharp pointed out
The mopane tree (Coloposphermum mopane) is a natural marvel. It thrives on the heat and sandy soils of the southern African lowveld. Its butterfly-shaped leaves provide fodder for browsing animals,
Old wood tells us stories. In the ever-changing natural world, living trees are silent observers, responding to sun, wind, wild creatures, moisture from beneath the soil, and replenishing rain. Quietly,
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