As featured in the online home & garden, lifestyle magazine Homify.com
The gnarled trunk leads up to seven main branches. These in turn are further branched off to give a very natural shape.
Approximately 300 leaves of varying shapes and sizes make up the canopy of this copper fountain. Each one is cut and formed by hand and individually fixed into place.
Through a process of annealing and hammering, very lifelike forms can be made from a plain sheet of copper plate. Where appropriate, all key joints are made using a specialist, hard solder, which makes a union stronger than the material itself. This enables the creation of a piece of sculpture, which may look light and fragile, but is in fact extremely resilient.
The copper is left in its natural state, to benefit from the constant changing patinas, building up over many decades. This process allows the fountain to blend perfectly into a garden, integrating, without dominating.