This fantasy stone sculpture is an aspen Leafspirit, hand carved of serpentine.
Most people have heard of Woodspirits, Greenmen or Ents, as they are sometimes called, but few have heard of (much less seen) Leafspirits. Leafspirits exist in every variety of tree leaf imaginable and are the mysterious, very elusive and very short-lived caretakers of individual trees, just as Woodspirits are the caretakers of all the trees in the forest.
This is an aspen Leafspirit. He looks out for the well-being of the aspen tree where he resides. He encourages it to grow, discourages evil, invasive plants from climbing and strangling “his” tree, warns away destructive insects, welcomes friendly birds and animals, and, generally, spreads joy and good cheer. But watch out, if you treat his tree badly! Leafspirits have magical powers and can change the chemicals in the leaves, bark and wood of his tree. Bad bugs and plants (and even some bad people) have found themselves ingesting bitter poison with the leaves or found that the sap of this particular tree is corrosive. With his magical powers, this Leafspirit can even make the smoke from a campfire burn the eyes and cause hives on humans who don’t respect the tree he lives on.
Leafspirts fall asleep and die each fall, only to be reborn each spring. We’re lucky that this fellow fell into some mud and ended up being fossilized for us to find and share.
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