Artist: Matt Stier
Size: 9" x 6.5" x 5.5"
This "roots over rock" bonsai sculpture is handcrafted from high-quality aluminum wire that has been hand twisted together and shaped to form the roots, trunk, branches, and leaves. The aluminum wire is enameled black and will maintain its color over time. This tree contains intricate details in the roots and leaves yet conveys a sense of strength. This tree is paired with a beautiful piece of locally sourced spalted maple and a small stone. The tree trunk and roots are attached to the base using a combination of mechanical fittings and adhesive. The spalted maple base was hand finished with coats of Danish oil, shellac, and wax to accentuate the grain and color of the base.