Artist Curtis Killorn has a unique way of making dead trees come to life. Well, artistically, anyways. He said:
"I paint dead trees in bright colors in the mountains of Colorado as public art. ... The trees that I paint are long dead and weathered by hundreds of years. What I do is bring "life" back to the tree in a completely new way. This tree which was once dead is now vibrantly alive to be noticed by all, no longer blending in with all the other dead trees."
Dark Roasted Blend has the gallery: Link