Hi I'm Andy and I'm an artist based in Manchester UK.
I've always been a creative type from a young age and enjoy making awesome crafts from whatever materials I could get my hands on. Over the years I've taught myself how to sculpt these bonsai style tree sculptures using strands of wire.
The Crafting Process
The trees made by twisting various lengths of wire (depending on the sculpture) in to the trunks, branches and leaves. I use pliers and an array of tools to create the desired effect. My largest sculptures contain hundreds of meters worth of wire and take up to a week to complete.
Making the leaves time lapse-
Full time lapse video-
My small sculptures stand between 12 and 16 cm tall.
My new designs are attached to rustic wood and bogwood pieces.
With your help I can fund the future creation of my artwork. Money raised from this campaign will be used towards the following-
- Materials and tools to create sculptures
- Studio/ workspace
- Photography equipment to document the process
- Development of future ideas and sculptures
- Shipping equipment
Rewards will be crafted and shipped out in tiers of 3 months at a time. All sculptures are handmade by myself and there will be a limited amount available per tier.
Tier 1 Ships by July 2017
Tier 2 Ships by October 2017
Tier 3 Ships by Jan 2018
Tier 4 Ships by April 2018
- An in depth step by step video showing how I create the trees from my last campaign. (Digital Download)
Classic Small Bonsai + Video - £30
Copper sculpture (12cm tall) with glass base and pebbles.
Bonsai Intertwined with Bogwood -
Long Arced Style + Video - £60
Long arced sculpture intertwined with bogwood piece via the roots. copper or aluminium available. (13cm tall)
Upright Curved style + Video -£60
Upright curved sculpture intertwined with bogwood piece via the roots. copper or aluminium available. (16cm tall)
Flat Leaf Planted -
Flat leaf Planted Style + Video - £110
Flat leaf Planted sculpture with wide leaves planted in a rustic circular wooden base. (16cm tall) Copper or aluminium available.
Large Plinth Sculpture + Video - £1500
A large sculpture with bushy leaves made from hundreds of metres of aluminium wire. Attached to a wooden plinth. Choice of 5 designs.
Risks and challenges
The risks are low as I believe I have set out an adequate time frame in which to make and ship the sculptures.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (30 days)