This stunning piece is one of a series of tree sculptures called 'Resilience'. The artist introduced the series last spring. It stands approximately 12" tall and is made of steel with copper accents. Each branch is hand cut and soldered to the trunk. The natural stone base balances the weight of the tree, reminiscent of trees holding onto the great rocks of Canada's north.
The Artist/Designer: Richard Sturgeon, an artist who has worked with a number of different mediums was instantly drawn to metal work after seeing the work of Alexander Calder. Sturgeon, through a deliberate employment of balance and tension, crafts works that simultaneously convey both weightlessness and grounding. The London, Ontario artist has created sculpture and furniture with flowing lines and a sense of motion for architectural and landscape installations for public and private collectors throughout North America. “The essence of my work lies in breaking form into its most basic and necessary lines, revealing the purest of attitudes and emotions of a sculpture.”