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Golden Elm Wire Tree Sculpture

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Golden Elm Wire Tree Sculpture

Golden Elm Wire Tree Sculpture
20" X 17" X 17". Made of 20, 26 and 28 gauge gold colored wire. All the leaves on this tree are created by hammering and flattening each wire.
Bonded onto oval dark wood base into mound of aluminum resin.


Exposed Roots - Wire Tree Sculpture

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Exposed Roots - Wire Tree Sculpture

Exposed Roots - Wire Tree Sculpture
19" X 14" X 14" Made of 26 and 28 gauge galvanized steel wire. Weeping Willow style tree, bonded in sea sand onto a base of 1/2" thick, 7.5" round, clear glass. The sand is painted with India ink to look like moss covered earth.


Yellow Oak - Wire Tree Sculpture

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Yellow Oak - Wire Tree Sculpture

Yellow Oak - Wire Tree Sculpture.
18"wide x 17"high x 17" deep. Tree is made of 18 & 26 gauge silver colored steel wire. The end of each twig is hammered flat and painted a bright yellow, using enamel, to form hundreds of leaves. The tree is secured into a round maroon colored glazed container in a sand and pebble mound directly in the center of several large textured stones. The sand is painted using India ink to look like moss. The overall sculpture has the feel of a mighty oak tree in all its colorful glory. When displayed in direct sunlight or very bright lights, the sculpture seems to glow a bright yellow.


Mighty Wind Swept - Wire Tree Sculpture

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Mighty Wind Swept - Wire Tree Sculpture

28”wide x 23”high x 24”deep. Created using 18, 20, 26 and 28 gauge steel wire. The wire used is not galvanized so it has oxidized (rusted) giving the sculpture a realistic weathered appearance. The tenacity of this tree is emphasized by its massive root system firmly planted into a base of sand, rocks and pebbles bound onto a 1’ thick slab of slate.


Dark Brown Oak - Wire Tree Sculpture

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Dark Brown Oak - Wire Tree Sculpture

Dark Brown Oak - Wire Tree Sculpture
7"H x 7"W x 8"D. The basic tree sculpture is created in 24 & 26 gauge galvanized steel wire which was treated to accept a dark brown matte enamel paint. The end of each wire is hammered flat creating a pointed leaf which is then bent downward. All the leaves are painted in bright gold enamel paint producing a visual contrast between the leaves and the rest of the tree. The tree is planted on a 4" circle made of sea sand and pebbles then bonded onto a cork base. The root mound is painted using yellow green and white India ink creating a look and texture of moss covered earth.


Copper on Granite - Wire Tree Scilpture

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Copper on Granite - Wire Tree Scilpture

Copper on Granite - Wire Tree Scilpture
11" X 7" X 7" Made of 26 Gauge Copper Wire.
Clear glass fringe beads are woven into
the branches and twigs. Mounted on
2 thick blocks of solid black granite in


Bonsai Island #2 - Wire Tree Sculpture

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Bonsai Island #2 - Wire Tree Sculpture

Bonsai Island #2 - Wire Tree Sculpture
13"wide x 16"high x 13" deep. Tree is made of 18 & 26 gauge silver colored steel wire. The branches and twigs contain hundreds of multi-colored tiny glass fringe beads. Each bead is interwoven with the wire giving the structure of the tree a more natural look. The tree, and a very interesting piece of driftwood, are mounted on various size and shaped pieces of blue stained glass. All is bound together in sand and pebbles. The sand is painted using India ink to look like moss. The overall piece has the feel of a tropical island set in the center of a deep blue sea. When displayed in direct sunlight or very bright lights, the sculpture is ablaze with reflective color.


Black Ice - Wire Tree Sculpture

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Black Ice - Wire Tree Sculpture

Black Ice - Wire Tree Sculpture
9" X 7" X 7" Made of 26 Gauge Black Steel Wire. Clear glass fringe beads are woven into the branches and twigs. Mounted on a round clear glass base using jewelers bond mixed with small glass bits and pieces.


Copper Elm - Wire Tree Sculpture

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Copper Elm - Wire Tree Sculpture

Copper Elm - Wire Tree Sculpture
13" X 15"X 13" Made of 26 and 28 gauge copper wire. The branches and twigs will patina and turn dark green with age. Tree is bonded into oval ceramic pot using sea sand, stones and small shells sand is painted with India ink to look like moss covered earth.


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