Ever since I first created this design as a wood carving, and then a hand-burnt design, I have been experimenting with different ways of creating an affordable 'sculpted' metal version. I tried several different ways hand-sculpting sheet metal, the material that I have made many pieces from, but couldn't get as much detail as I wanted.
|Tree of Life in metal - prototype|
Eventually I decided that the best way to go was to create an original sculpture, and then cast from that. After quite a bit more experimentation with different modelling materials, and casting recipes, I finally managed to create the 'Tree' you see now - available in three different cold cast metals: bronze, aluminium and brass.
Each one has been cast, finished and polished by hand, and then inset into an individually handcrafted solid oak frame.