I chose to carve a representation of ARDS. I inverted the “bronchial tree” to play upon the name. The trunk has tracheal rings like trees have rings. I am a sucker for word play:) I tried to illustrate the stiffness of the lung through the squared off shape of the lung. I lightly torched the outside of the lung to suggest lung damage to the alveoli. I carved the piece out of a block of beetle kill white spruce and tried to make the tree foliage look like a cross between alveoli and the beetle tracks left under the bark post infestation.