To me, artistry is more than just pictures on a wall, a statue, or something that can be captured on film. An artist is someone who has found what they are meant to do--they understand the intricities of their craft and have an instinctual feel for what they are doing. This can be shooting, welding, sports, computers. And watching someone in their element is truly an awesome sight.
In this case, it was tree removal. Mr. B has posted pictures of the giant tree and our barn being crushed slowly beneath its weight and has lauded A Clean Cut Tree Service in Wanatah, IN (219-916-4968), who left a job because we had an emergency (the barn was slowly being crushed like a beer can and was not going to last another few hours). Jeremiah was AMAZING. He was dropping branches that weighed hundreds of pounds exactly where he wanted them, light as a feather. Despite the fact that his foot, at one time, went THROUGH the roof, he kept at it and brought the tree down with no further damage to the barn. He would make a few cuts, watch the wood and the swing and would just tap it down. There was only a six foot space to drop debris into and he hit the mark every time--no pinballing down the side of the barn.
It was amazing to watch, saved the barn, and allowed Mr. B to get up and tarp over the holes in advance of the NEXT set of thunderstorms set to hit today.