I recently received an order for one of my cypresss knees on which I had painted two snowmen. The customer was a former New Yorker who now lives in Flordia. She called the piece a "wooden sculpture". Thinking that since she wasn't raised in the south she might not be familiar with the cypress trees that grow around all the lakes and bayous down here, I sent her an email with some information about cypress trees and their "knees". I also attached photos of them growing along the edge of a lake.