Superman fan Jason Thompson, who lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, had a tree in his front yard that was dying and needed to be cut down. Instead of removing it completely, he commissioned young UNL Architecture student David Huismann to carve a 7-foot Superman statue out of the tree.
“I knew even when I had to cut it down that I wanted something in the trunk of it so I had them eave like a 7 foot piece and I’ve always been a huge Superman fan and so I thought well what better than a Superman statue,” Thompson says.
“Well I said I could do it that’s for sure, I’ve never done a human figure before so the hardest part was getting the proportions right. But once I got that figured out it was just a bunch of carving a slashing away,” Huismann says.