Questions related to a tree sculpture

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I am going to create a large scale sculpture of a stylized tree (about 5-7 meters high) but have no experience of working with metal. The tree will be placed outdoors. Do you have some suggestions as to what the most ecologically friendly and robust material for this might be (aluminium, steel?), and then from there, how I should connect them together?
Do you have suggestions of companies around London that sell the right material and others that do welding?

Thanks a lot!


andy kat's picture

Hi tree sculptor, Without

Hi tree sculptor,

Without wanting to sound crass, it would be useful to know your budget for the piece before offering suggestions.

Andy

andrewkaysculpture.com


andy kat's picture

Hi tree sculptor, Without

Hi tree sculptor,

Without wanting to sound crass, it would be useful to know your budget for the piece before offering suggestions.

Andy

andrewkaysculpture.com


Other collective's picture

Hi Andy Yes we forgot to

Hi Andy
Yes we forgot to say, the overall budget will about £20.000.
Saw your website, you have amazing sculptures!
Isabelle + Ric


visitor's picture

Hi Isabelle and Ric, I too

Hi Isabelle and Ric,

I too would be very happy to assist in any way I can. We have full workshop facilities for mild, stainless and non ferrous along with a smaller timber and stone workshop. We are based in Cumbria near Junction 36 of the M6.
Give me a shout if you would like to come up and have a chat.
Mobile: 07740 306412

Kind regards,

Andy


kevincaron's picture

Hi TS Look over here

Hi TS

Look over here http://www.kevincaron.com/art_detail/hands_on.html

I did one awhile ago. Lots of photos and video to answer all the questions.


Other collective's picture

Thanks Kevin, that's very

Thanks Kevin, that's very very helpful! How much did it cost you, from design to installation, if we can ask?
I + R


kevincaron's picture

I would say around $2,000

I would say around $2,000 (US dollar) out of pocket.

For the steel, powder coat the leaves, the washer to hang them on, the cable and swags, the swage tool, diesel for the truck and lunch for the helpers.

That does not include my labor.


warren's picture

Another Tree

I have done trees too and a few more of us have been posted on ArtMetal. Search for trees and you will find quite a few of use have done trees. I guess you have to decide on how you want it and what tools you have to work with along with the skills to do it.

www Metalrecipes -- heat and beat to the desired shape, repeat as necessary.
warren


visitor's picture

tree

Hi there,
I have made several large trees in stainless, the best known in the UK is The Tree of Birds in Slough.
I would be happy to help you build your tree ...please email me g at metalgarden.ca

Giusseppe


Giusseppe's picture

TREE

Hi, I would be happy to help you ..... we have made several large trees in stainless ..best known in the UK is The Tree of Birds in Slough,Ireland - windswept tree, and Tree of Life in US, Germany and South Africa
Please drop me an email ... g at metalgarden.ca

Giusseppe

Where to bend next ... www.metalgarden.ca