Friday, March 20, 2015

Dried, polished carcas of a 'strangler creeper', Karawanella, Sri Lanka.

A 'strangler creeper' is a vine found in the dry zone of Sri Lanka. It will grow round the trunk of a tall tree like a Palmyra and literally squeeze the tree to death over years. An artist has painstakingly dissected it out and polished it for display as an 'Objet d art'.