My brother Mark is guy that laughs a lot. He's one to spend time on a frivolous project just to raise an eyebrow. He's a geologist by trade and a master woodturner by choice. He's always coming across beautiful types of wood or odd pieces of "wind fall". A while ago, Mark found a bizarre root structure that he thought looked anthropomorphic. He clearly saw arms, legs, torso and a huge schmeckle to complete the package.
This year for Halloween, Mark has named his rootman, Fairmount. He's dressed him in a grass skirt, given him a Horseshoe Crab chestplate and a Deer Pelvis mask with glowing red LED lights for eyes. He's been showing Fairmount around to friends, including driving into town with him in the passenger seat.
When I saw Fairmount all dressed up, I couldn't help thinking of him as a Tiki Witchdoctor. SO, I riffed off of my brother's sculpture to create the drawing above. My drawing isn't as cool as the real deal, but no one can duplicate the original Fairmount!