Brussels-based sculptor Xavier Puente Vilardell turns blocks of wood into twisting, curled objects that look more like scrolls of paper or pieces of fabric than lumber. You can see a bit more of his pine wood sculptures over on Behance and on his website.
Roots is part of the series of tree bark figures : Becky Grismer, Roots represents the common characteristic of both trees and humans having roots. Pine tree roots create the figure's base, head piece and are found in the body detail.
"Transi de René de Chalon," Ligier Richier, I know some may find this gruesome, and it is, but there's images of Jesus nailed to a cross & no one blinks an eye. Transi de René de Chalon is an "example of how transient earthly glory is.