We have a couple of "tree carvings" where we live. One is about 8 or 9 feet tall and carved as a light house. It's been heavily sealed or varnished and is holding up well after nearly 10 years. The other is a near life sized bear sitting in a chair with a fishing rod. It used to have a good sized fish hanging off of the line, but I suspect some punks stole it. It's been left to weather to a gray patina, but you can still see the bear smiling after many years.
I've gone out to find myself. If I return before I get back, have me wait for me.
"Sawdust is Man Glitter"