This piece is a glimpse of our forests; it depicts both the beauty and strength of nature. The medium is cold rolled steel and granite. The “wood” trunks emerge out of the base. They rise up, intertwining around each other as they reach up to the sun. The branches and trunks are textured to look like tree bark. The Moss Green Granite is shaped to resemble a forest canopy. The granite edge has been hand shaped and polished.
This piece has a feeling of strength and permanence. The steel conveys a sense of power. My inspiration is to have it look like stone and steel forged from nature itself, resistant to Man’s interference and destructive nature. The patina has been achieved using flame and light sanding. It has a clear lacquer finish.