Artist: Matt Stier
Size: 18" x 14" x 3"
This bonsai sculpture is handcrafted from strands of aluminum wire twisted together and shaped to form the tree's roots, trunk, and branches. The aluminum will continue to hold its color over time. This windswept willow was paired with a hand-painted canvas. The blue and grey tones within the painting complement the tree's graceful shape, combining to form a striking mixed media piece. The painting was finished with three gloss varnish coats to accentuate the colors and luster within the painting. The tree is attached to the canvas using mechanical fasteners on the back of the frame.