How to Create Beaded & Wire Trees
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HOW TO CREATE BEADED and WIRE TREE SCULPTURE.
This book is PERFECT for BEGINNERS... You can create 5 different Wire Tree Sculptures: Beaded, Wind Swept, Willow, Oak, and the newest addition, Bonsai with Hammered Leaves. Easy to follow step by step instructions. Over 70 Illustrations and photos. Complete list of all the tools and supplies needed. Thousands of copies sold. This is the Third Edition in my "How To Create Wire Tree Sculpture" series. You can view all my Tree Sculpture at: www.salvillano.com.
The inspiration for creating my sculpture grew from a lifetime love of trees. I am in awe of the stately presence and silent majesty they posses. I find the structure of trees to be one of the perfections in nature. With their roots embracing the earth; in winter they show their bones, in spring gentle buds, in summer a canopy of green and in fall a magical kaleidoscope of colors. Beauty, pure beauty.
ABOUT SAL VILLANO... Sal Villano was born in New York City in 1944 into a large extended family of many artists. So, at a very young age he was always very aware of art in his life and was naturally attracted to expressing himself visually. He attended public grade school, high school and college. He also studied at The Art Students League in Manhattan. While still in college he assisted his uncle Charles Santaniello, a sculptor, in creating commercial displays for many New York businesses. And helped produce parts of an exhibit for a Worlds Fair in Europe. It was this time spent working with his uncle that he realized he too wanted to be a sculptor. After graduating college he went to work as a commercial artist. In 1969, after several years at this position he started his own art studio with another artist, this partnership provided the opportunity to produce a wide verity of commercial work. It was at the time he spent at the Art Students league that Sal created his first wire tree sculpture, while constructing an armature to support a clay figure, he noticed that the wire he was using could also be bent, twisted and wrapped to create a tree sculpture. Whether viewed in direct sunlight casting harsh shadows or in soft candle light creating a gentle form, the tree sculptures created by Sal Villano each take on a personality of their own. As in nature, no trees can ever be created alike.
All Tree Sculptures created by Sal Villano are constructed in wire gauges ranging from 32 to 18. The wire used may change in color through the years, but this color change will not affect the strength of the Sculpture. Tree Sculptures that are bonded onto bases using sea sand are for indoor display only. Since the bond is made onto a porous material a water soluble glue is used, therefore the sculptures should never submerged in water or placed in a dishwasher. Clean and dust these Tree Sculptures with a damp, soft, lint free cloth. Tree Sculptures suitable for outdoor display are constructed of galvanized wire bonded into a base of "sculp-metal" which is a very durable permanent aluminum/vinyl resin. These sculptures may be gently cleaned with a week soap and water solution.
Extremely concise, detailed, easy to follow directions for making the most realistic wire-wrapped trees imaginable. Sal writes in an open-ended manner so that you can easily take what he's taught you and move on to a new level of your own making. After creating 10 trees using Sal's method and some examples of finished trees I found on his web site, I have moved on to incorporate my own style and methods that just scream "unique"! Kudos, Sal!
Concise, Well-Written, Highly Recommended, August 2, 2008
Review by Eileen Kortright "Roan Art"
Great book, detailed and worth the reasonable price I was afraid it was too good to be true: book on how to create unique wire tree sculptures? But this book turned out to be well worth it. It's written well and has good illustrations showing step-by-step directions for making the trees.
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