The fascination for roots traces back to Tach Pollard’s childhood. The wood carving artist, living in Oxford, U.K., is a specialist in carving oak and hawthorn tree roots. To Tach Pollard it’s one of the most enjoyable part of his art, when he anticipates the form he will be sculpturing at the moment he finds the wood (always from sustainable sources). His inspiration differs between the wood types. While Oak will more likely inspire him to sculpt ancient faces, Hawthorn tree roots suggest motifs of the European Folklore myths and legends. The depicted “Whispering Sun”, made of burnt Hawthorn wood, is an amazing example of the mystical sculptures carved and treated by Tach Pollard.