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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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Given 2011-04-27
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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AMyriadVice Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
OMG. *____*


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Yup. You've made me find a use for all that brass and bronze wire I have sitting around.
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kaitrees Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Yay another tree twister is born
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:iconitricano:
itricano Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
your Art is beautiful
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:iconwindyhaven:
WindyHaven Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
This is amazing, took my breath away!
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deadlyvampirekisses Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
this is beautiful! great work
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Spanglerart Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Only thing i can think to say..."WOW"!!!
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Helindir Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
es demasiado magnifico para ser real! asombroso
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claygoddess Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Amazing! Congratulations on DD!
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kaitrees Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Thanks for all of the comments and faves, the best thing about getting the DD is looking at all of the art of the commenters. I will be looking for some time now
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:iconandi-glitz:
andi-glitz Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Wow thats absolutely amazing. Well deserved DD.
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kaitrees Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Thanks and ye ha for chocolate especially 60%
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:iconandi-glitz:
andi-glitz Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Mhm for sure! <3 Felchin all the way.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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kaitrees Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Thanks much
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
My pleasure. :w00t:
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SchmauserPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
Oh wow...from the thumbnail it looks like a metal sculpture made out of large pieces, but even in the smaller view I can see the enormous amount of time and energy you spent (450 hours!) to make this. I don't usually associate the word "crazy" with the word "amazing", but this is crazy amazing!
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kaitrees Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Thanks much
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SolitudeInterlude Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
That is incredible. The detail is amazing.
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kaitrees Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
glad you like thanks
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lost-wing Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Student General Artist
HOLY COW. THIS IS AMAZING.
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kaitrees Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Thanks....amazing I ever finished it
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AKRine Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely amazing.
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selah-griffin Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Beautiful.
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SomeoneWhoDoodles Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your attention to details here is amazing. Great job and congrats on the DD!
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Veritas-Aequitas-90 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011   Photographer
This reminds me of a celtic tree of life. It's very good work
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UpQuark Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just awesome!
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xMyst Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Wow that's pretty crazy and amazing! Thank you for the progress photos - I was very interested in how you did this. So for the leaves did you just bend circles into the wires until they ran out after they've contributed to whatever branches they're a part of?
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
That is amazing. My wrists ache just looking at it!
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MilDeath Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing detail. I thought it was a drawing when I first saw it. It amazes me that this is HANDCRAFTED.

Nice work :D
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WahrheitTiasheRaggs Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Student Artist
did you get the title from the movie Avatar? :)
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BasicVanilla Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow not only is this beautiful but the amount of work put into it i incrdible!
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Catdammerj Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Very beautiful!
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true-soldier Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, very cool
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Black-Jack-1968 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
WOW!
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GothicBandicoot Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Er, I mean piece.
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GothicBandicoot Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a very beautiful peace.
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xpsuedoxangelx Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing!!!!
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Volturon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn, that's just.... wow... I think I'd die if I tried to do that. Beautiful work.
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SaintPestilence Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
It looks like how I pictured the Ironwood tree in the Spiderwick chronices....this is breathtakingly detailed and beatiful.
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vegitariandino Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. I'm speechless, this is amazing!
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