When looking at a piece of Cottonwood Bark I often see multiple tiny houses. Rarely do I see large edifices. When looking at whimsical houses carved by other artists, it is far more common to see them on a much larger scale. Some of my carved houses are the same size as a single window the typical carvings. I truly appreciate the big pieces, many show stunning craftsmanship, but it does not seem to fit in my mind’s eye. The houses I see are hidden in the natural shapes of the bark. Instead of making what I would term as a “free standing abode” I see the residents as living with the nature that surrounds them so they work with what nature gives them.