Finding creative inspiration in the everyday routines is a rare gift. For five consecutive years, Montana resident Gary Tallman has created intricately detailed mosaics out of chopped firewood, also referred to as cordwood. Each design takes more than 20 hours of labor to construct, not counting the initial design and sorting of the wood by color. The variety of colors and shades that naturally occur in the wood grain is phenomenal; in an interview with the Great Falls Tribune, Tallman compares each piece of wood to a pixel in a digital image. By combining different colors of wood, he can create lush shades and textures.