Artist: Lee Mannikko, Seattle WA.
Studio: Pacific Wonderland Designer Art studio
This tree is modeled from the trees found on the rocky shorelines of the Pacific Ocean. These trees grow in dense forested seaside parks embedding themselves in the rocky cliffs above the Pacific Ocean. The roots grow into cracks and crevices of the rocks, clinging to the minimal soil they find there. Roots cascade down the cliff side in mid air to take hold in the rocks below. The branches are somewhat barren and there is a great deal of old weathered wood in the trunk and outreaching branches of the tree. The elements of wind and rain sculpt these trees into one of nature’s rugged works of art. I have tried to capture that essence in this piece.
The stones used to simulate the leaves are genuine Turquoise from China with hues of turquoise blue with some black matrix, mossy greens and browns combined with Tiger Jasper and its rich brown tones. All stones are drilled and hand wired, (not glued), into the branches. This tree is made from bronze and vintage bronze wire. The wire is 22 to 26 gauge strength with a high gloss finish. The base is fine Manzanita burl wood which is sealed with a protective finish. This piece stands upright and approximate dimensions are: 5” W x 6” L x 11” H.
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