Saturday, January 1, 2011

Desolate Tree Metal Sculpture

Far behind The Shadow Farm cemetery in a desolate clearing, a lone gnarled tree stands as the only relic of a violent past. It is said that on certain nights in the spring when the new moon is but a sliver on the horizon, this aged resident whispers its secrets as the warming breeze blows gently across its dead limbs.

This sculpture of a gnarled old tree is 100% wire, and has a natural rust patina which has been sealed with shellac. The tree stands 11 inches tall by 7 1/2 inches at its widest point. Approximately 100 feet of wire was used in this sculpture. It is suitable for inside or outside use, and will continue to develop a rich rusty finish if exposed to the elements. This is a new medium for me as an artist, and I believe it holds lots of potential to tell the story of the shadows in my mind.


  1. Ooooooo! Well that's exciting. I've often toyed with making wire trees, but MAN do I hate working with wire lol. Looking forward to your experiments in 2011!

  2. one must be very careful with the does tend to scratch and bite at the hands and fingers. I lost a bit of blood in the creation process.