When I saw Branched Scholar's Rock, it made me feel like I was outside walking in the woods. The sculpture is made of Lingbi Stone and has a very abstract shape. It really enjoyed the texture of the rock. There were odd bumps and gaps and it looked kind of like a tree. The way the colors of black, grey, and beige were mixed around on the surface was very cool. Also the scratches on the rock gave it character, as if it was different from any other. The abstract shape of it gives the viewer a chance to be creative when looking at it. Maybe you saw an animal or a branch, the possibilities are endless. It made me feel good because it reminded me of nature and hiking through the mountains.