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Hometree. by kaitrees Hometree. by kaitrees
Hometree Aluminum alloy wire on cast Aluminum base
22 inches across at canopy
358 strands of wire run continuously from roots to top and there is about 30 strands that have been added to top to make "leaves" from and 40 strands have been added in root zone. I average about 26 leaves per strand so I have about 10,062 leaves up there on the top. This tree took about 450 hours or so of hands on twisting wire time over four months.
I started with 5.5 foot wire strands. Construction photos here [link]
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Hometree. by ~kaitrees A beautifully rendered version of 'Hometree', this artist creates elegance and beauty from strands of aluminum. See his gallery for a 'base lit' image of the tree and more stunning sculptures. ( Featured by LabyrinthCreations )
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Denver100 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
How much is it?
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OLEyARTisTREE Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013   General Artist
From one tree nut to another, Bad A** my friend. Thank you for sharing
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OmarBradley Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
I must compliment you on this amazing piece of art. Bravo!
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FARTYTREEFROG Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
a truly inspired construction ,GORGEOUS!!, such skill and dedication .
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SeeKaz Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
wow is great
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blauherz Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
WOW this is amazing!
can you make some close up photos?
i really want to see how the leaves look up close!
and how tall is it?

when i saw the thumbnail my very first thought was: YGGDRASIL!
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LovedAndForgotten Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
That is absolutely incredible. You don't say how tall it is?
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Valhallia Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Stunning! ........and you've given me an idea! :excited:
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Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
:gallery: Hi! This work has been featured in my journal here: [link]
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Ms-Silver Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hooollyy wow...


I've made wire trees before, but they're absolutely nothing like this! You must have had some pretty sore hands after that mess! >w<
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