> John Edmond (T.J.) Christian
T.J said he has always enjoyed wood carving and was inspired by
the “wood creatures” he saw during a visit in North Carolina. He started
experimenting with wood faces about three years ago (2011). The materials that
are used to create his “faces” include driftwood, old lumber and wood from the
forest. He looks at the wood for ideas of how the face could be carved from
each piece of wood he is working with at the time. Each face is completed from
six hours to two days.
Other family members that have created works of art include his
mother who liked to paint, and his grandson has started carving as well. T.J.
enjoys making children’s furniture as well as restoring antique furniture. He
is aware of influences of the many unique artists that have been and are from
the Black Belt. He said he “enjoys seeing his own piece of wood turn into
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Tree Spirits are a piece of intricately carved folk art. They are carved from native wood. Each piece has a different facial expression with varying features, please call us if you want a specific one.John Christian: Tree Spirits Each order comes with 1 tree spirit, please contact us at 334-682-9878 to confirm availability before purchasing.