Crystal Willow, Wire Tree Sculpture with glass beads
Crystal Willow - Wire Tree Sculpture, with glass beads
9"wide x 10"high x 10"deep. The tree is created using 18 & 26 solid copper wire.
The branches and twigs contain hundreds of clear tiny solid glass fringe beads.
Each glass bead is interwoven into the wire giving the structure of the tree a
very exotic look. The tree is "planted" in a 7" round solid aluminum base.
All is bound together using a sand and pebble mixture. The mixture is painted in
greens, yellows and whites, using India ink, and looks like moss covered earth.
When this sculpture is displayed in direct sunlight, or very bright lights,
it is ablaze with many colors as it reflects all the colors of the root mound,
the copper wire and the aluminum base.
HOW I PACK AND SHIP MY WIRE SCULPTURE
ALL OVER THE WORLD...
The way I ship my tree sculpture is by using a box within a box. For example, if the sculpture is 8 x 8 x 8 inches, I wire the tree onto the inside bottom of another box that is a least 10 x 10 x 10 inches. The tree sculpture is secured into the center on the bottom of this inner box so that none of the branches ever touch any of the sides or inside top of the inner box. The inner box is then sealed and put into the larger outer box and bubble wrap is placed around all the sides, top and bottom of the box that has the tree sculpture wired into it. This creates a bubble wrap cushion around the entire box that contains the tree sculpture. I have been told by some of my customers that the shipping boxes have arrived upside down and battered, however, due to the securing of the tree inside the smaller box and the cushioning around all the sides of this box, the tree sculpture arrives safe and sound. I have shipped thousands of tree sculptures, as far away as Japan, India and China. I have never had any problems, or have any of the tree sculptures been returned or damaged. Insurance on all pieces is included in the shipping costs.
TREE SCULPTURES by Sal Villano
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