My clients -- from Canada -- have been living in the United States for the past few years. When they knew they were moving back to Canada in August, they approached me to create a piece of art that would remind them of their time in Colorado, something that was similar to some of my previous "flagstone and steel" pieces. They asked that I incorporate the image of a twisted pine growing from a crack in the rocks.
I came up with this design, titled appropriately, "Twisted Pine."
The frame holding the tree is sandwiched between two Colorado sandstone flagstones. And it took nearly 130 feet of coiled 1/8 inch steel round to make the body of the tree. The clumps of needles are hand-cut flat steel. Patina and enamel paint for the color.