Just occasionally we get something new in the gallery that is simply amazing. Not just good but something that is unique, exquisitely crafted and leaves you in jaw-dropping awe. What am I talking about? Trees.
Yes, trees made from wire. Immaculately sculpted by Devon artist and author (and many other talents!) Clive Maddison. I have not seen anything like these before. Hand crafted miniature trees in shiny metal like mechanical Bonsai trees with beautiful attention to detail and quality craftsmanship.
The trees are handmade from single strand wires that run from the roots to the leaves. No glue, solder or other means are used to hold them together, it is purely down to the way the strands are twisted. The beauty of this art is that no two sculptures are the same. There may be similarity of style between pieces, material used, or type of tree being represented, but the way they are made means that every sculpture will be unique.
We now have in our possession five of Clive's wondrous structures which are shown below and only available here at West Gallery. Clive is continually coming up with new ideas and is trying out new materials. He is happy to take on commissions for your very own personal tree sculpture. Just contact us and we can talk you through it. He does like to be tested.
I cannot think of a more individual gift for Christmas than one of Clive's tree sculptures. A gift for someone special that will last a lifetime, grace any home and add a touch of class. If someone won't buy it for you why not treat yourself. It will certainly brighten up your festive mood, not just this year but forever.
So, when your garage bought spruce has deposited all it's needles on your shag pile, Clive's beautiful creations will be giving you pleasure for many Yuletides to come. Remember, a tree is for life, not just for Christmas.