(curated by Akroatis)

World Tree is a land art installation created by Budapest-based artist Krisztián Balogh. Carved by hand into the peat of a Hungarian bog in 2012, the ephemeral art piece resembled a network of a tree’s roots or branches that spanned a diameter of 32 feet. The sheer precision of the etching and the incredible attention to detail has led much of the internet to believe that the creation must be a digital rendering, but it was as real as can be. Balogh, who has done several land art installations and sculptures, enjoys looking to nature for his creative inspiration.

Scroll down to check out some images of Balogh’s World Tree installation. To learn more about the artist and to see some more of his work, check him out on behance. (h/t: inhabitat)