Local artist Mike Walden puts a little bit of himself into his work.
This 600-pound, 5-foot-tall gnome is just one example of the wood sculptures Walden creates at his Payson workshop.
Together with his wife, Elaine, they operate Last American Hippie, an outlet for original wood art, tie-dye T-shirts and wood signs.
See their booth at the entrance to the Tonto Apache Reservation.
For information about custom art, call Walden at (928) 978-7508.