Tree of Life, Metal Art, Living Room Decor, Metal Wall Art, Scrap Metal Art, Metal Art Work, Metal Tree Wall Decor, Unique Gifts, Patina
This metal tree wall art piece is finished with my own patina rustic solution while I left the top part of the leaves grind silver. The patina transitions into the silver with a subtle flow. To protect this finish, I have then used a clear coat paint.
For the Ancient of many civilisations, the Tree of Life was a symbol of balance and harmony. It provided warmth, food and protection for human beings as well as other animal creatures. They attributed trees to qualities such as strength power and wisdom hence, its deep connection at the center of their culture.
This symbolism makes it a wonderful gift for the home. Perhaps an anniversary gift for parents but it is a thoughtful multipurpose gift for Christmas, birthdays or even housewarming.
Cut from metal offcuts, scrap metal art is making something out of nothing.
This piece is 26'' x 26'' in diameter and is a circular shape.
It is cut from 14 gauge mild steel.
Extremely light and can be hung with 1 or 2 small finishing nails.
I use a combination of hand plasma and CNC to cut the metal.
All images I trace or hand draw initially. This gives the final pieces a more authentic feel for me. It gives the piece a more natural rustic look as the lines and cuts are not perfectly symmetrical.
Then the image is scanned onto the computer and it is fixed up to be made readable for the plasma CNC to cut.
Once cut, the pieces are hand grind and textured.
Keeping with the natural look, I either grind and texture the piece raw silver or I spray a patina solution made from vinegar, hydrogen peroxide and salt. This creates it own random colours on the raw steel. So while of the similar design, this allows your order to be a unique one off a kind piece.
Finally the piece is then clear coated to protect the finish and sent to shipping.
If you have your own design in mind, I can also make you something custom.
The piece can be sized to suit your specific needs.