Art Week: wood artist Eric Helland

Jun 20, 2016

Credit Eric Helland Creations/Facebook

Eric Helland can make gorgeous turned and freeform wood art with pine, maple, oak ... and box elder.

A notorious "garbage tree" scorned for its red-and-black beetles in most of the state, box elders don't grow up in this neck of the woods much.

But Hellend says "The uglier the tree, the more I want it."