This remarkable work by Jack Elliot, entitled Victus (2013), is part of the Beyond Earth Art exhibition currently on view at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art through June 8th. Sitting at the entrance to the museum, this exhumed sugar maple has been meticulously cleared of dirt, clay and rocks, and it's root system cut to a circular form.

Elliot is an Associate Professor of Design and Environmental Analysis at Cornell University. More of his work can be found here.

Jack Elliot, Victus,  2013  / photo: Lindsey Glover   

Jack Elliot, Victus, 2013  / photo: Lindsey Glover