A piece of art has been made out of a stump at 144 Second St.

Rising out of David Martinez’s yard at 144 Second St. stands a piece of wood that sings, hoots, swims, and growls.

Thanks to wood carver Robert Lyon, a chestnut-brown bear, a white-capped eagle, an aquamarine fish and a stoic owl, now stand guard over what was once just an old tree stump.

“It meant a lot to me. I had a stump - something that was an eyesore,” said Martinez.

Starting with what was originally an estimated 40-foot elm tree base, Lyon hacked and chain-sawed his masterpiece over the course of just one week.