Artist: Matt Stier
Size: 15" x 10" x 5"
This bonsai sculpture is handcrafted from 300 feet of aluminum wire that has been hand twisted together and shaped to form the roots, trunk, branches, and leaves. This tree contains intricate details in the roots and leaves yet conveys a sense of strength. This tree is paired with a stunning piece of locally sourced live-edge cherry, which compliments the wire tree's shape and structure. The tree trunk and roots are attached to the base using a combination of mechanical fittings and adhesive. The cherry base was hand finished with coats of Danish oil, shellac, and wax to accentuate the grain and color of the base. A small hole has been drilled in the back of the base to allow it to be hung.