Copper Windswept Tree: Metal tree sculpture
Copper Windswept Tree, Metal and wood wall art
This art piece is a combination of reclaimed barnwood and a tree sculpture that was cut from 1/16" thick raw steel. There are multiple steps involved in the making and planning of this unique art piece.
The first part of the process involved developing the tree drawing, which I was able to duplicate onto the sheet of steel. This was cut with a plasma cutting tool to create the tree sculpture. I then took the steel and gave it a aged copper looking patina. I also clear coated the steel to preserve it. I then built the artwork on a solid backer board with a Ebony stained hardwood frame. Next, I applied all the barnwood strips that vary in thickness from 1/8” to 3/4" to give the art piece some depth. All the strips of wood are completely natural in color, there are no stains that has been applied to the inner pieces. I then applied two coats of Zero VOC water based sealer to preserve the art piece.
Each art piece is hand signed and dated in the back and I also make a custom made laser engraved wood name tag on the side of the piece.
I also include a heavy duty mounting bracket.