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    Inspirational Artists- Clive Maddison

    In the world of wire tree sculptures there are only really a few styles, realistic and stylised (think Ken To!). To make a tree out of wire that looks like a tree is relatively simple (not to say it does’t take a lot of skill to do) but to make it look exactly like a species of tree whether it be Oak, Cork, Scots Pine, can only be done by a very talented artist. The artist I am talking about is Clive Maddison. Clive’s tree are outstanding representations of real world tree species and made out of only wire. A lot of his work is based on beautiful pieces of…

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    Inspirational Artists- Ken To

    Although there are only a hand full of artists on this planet making wire tree sculptures, the ones who exist are truly amazing. Being a bonsai enthusiast it was only a matter of time before I would come across the work of Ken To (http://ken-to.com) and his amazing bonsai trees. Ken’s style is unique, these beautiful little sculptures are made from his studio in California in the US. His trees exhibit careful execution of bonsai styling while remaining very small. Some of his more interesting pieces include trees in baubles, group displays on small rocks and even one tree smaller than a thumbnail! Ken enjoys using coloured wires to create…