07/12/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Cool Reclaimed Art: Dead Trees Plus Paint

Tracy Melton, a nature buff and full time artist from Knoxville Tennessee, creates his Tree Ring Paintings using reclaimed wood from dead Elm trees. He cuts pieces ranging from 3 to 8 inches in diameter and approximately 2 to 3 inches thick, then sands down and clear coats each piece, finishing with colorful acrylic paint.

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