This Sugar Maple had stood in the oldest section of Uxbridge for more than 100 years. When it was condemned as unsafe by the municipality, it was tagged for sculpture, and removed and transported to Elgin Park in the centre of town, where it was carved in public, as part of the second Uxbridge Sculpture Symposium.
A Sculpture Symposium is where a number of sculptors carve works in a public place, over a defined period of time. Three sculptors carved in Elgin Park, where many people, including classes of schoolchildren, came to see the work in progress.
Sculpture from the first Uxbridge Sculpture Symposium (2008)
The process of stone carving is illustrated here.