There is a local, but international, art competition being held here in Grand Rapids, MI. It's called the Artprize, cuz the entrant with the most votes gets $250,000!!! Anywho, I am wanting to enter a piece this year, as they love having local artists and artisans participate, and the exposure would be great.
SO, for what I am wanting to tackle I need a cherry log 16"-20" diameter, 7'-8' long, preferably with about a 4" curve along its length, and still holding it's bark or still standing. Also, any locust, pin oak, and maybe even red cedar will also work.