"I have carved in a tree in the Fitzroy Gardens for you, and the fairies, but mostly for the fairies and those who believe in them, for they will understand how necessary it is to have a fairy sanctuary - a place that is sacred and safe as a home should be to all living creatures."
May 16, 2012
Ola Cohn, a Australian artist, author & philanthropist
carved fairies, gnomes, dwarfs and many animals indigenous
to Australia into the trunk of this 300 yr old Red Gum tree during from 1931 to 1934 which she dedicated to the children of Melbourne...
I am not surprised at the length of time this took
after beginning carving myself...
I find this Ms. Cohn's art work to be not only
an amazing gift for children
but a way of expressing to the world that
Nature holds secret worlds of magic
if we only open ourselves to it..