These stunning wire tree sculptures by Devon artist and author Clive Maddison are unique handmade items created with hundreds of metres of aluminium wire set in a wooden base. Each strand runs from the roots through to the leaves and has no other additional wiring, glue, solder or any other means of securing them. The sculpture is self supporting through the twisting method used which holds it together. The canopies are painstakingly looped to form the leaves which can extend in to tens of thousands on each individual tree.
The culmination of many hours of dedicated work result in something so delicate and beautiful that it is hard to imagine the humble origin of the materials involved. Each tree is a miniature facsimile of a real tree condensed in to these remarkable sculptures that glow and sparkle in the sunlight.
After sending many of Clive's sparkling leaves throughout Europe and the United States we are pleased to have a new 'forest' of his sculptures here at West Gallery for your delight. Please pop in to the gallery to see this incredible metallic arboretum or check them out here on our website.