Last week, while exploring the Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, I came across a fascinating sculpture that was not cast from metal or chiseled in stone, but grown. Trees were planted, cut, shaped and rejoined into a wonderful structure. It was created by Axel Erlandson, who is often considered to be a farmer who created a road-side attraction. I consider him to be a scientist and an artist. It took him many years to study and understand living materials such as trees and learn how to care for these organisms so they grow into forced shapes, yet still thriving. Axel gave rise to modern “tree shaping,” a technique for sculpting trees. It is technology of future, when we will grow structures such as bridges, houses instead of building them from nonliving materials. Does it take long time? The answer is “long is a relative term.” This live chair that carries its creator Peter Cook has been growing for only 10 years.