You are here: Home Homestead Living Art Willow Tree Sculptures Willow Tree Sculptures by Keiren April 22, 2016, 8:56 pm 6 Comments Living willow structures or fences start with live cut rods or withies. Once inserted in the ground, they take root. Willow sculpture may use green wood but the rods are not planted, so the sculpture can be preserved if you want. The Most Amazing Willow Tree Sculptures Wicker Sculpture – Queen at Faulkland Palace, 2012. by Trevor Leat of Scotland. www.trevorleat.co.uk Wicker Sculpture – Family Circle by Trevor Leat. www.trevorleat.co.uk Wicker Sculpture – Pearl by Trevor Leat. www.trevorleat.co.uk Wicker Sculpture by Trevor Leat. www.trevorleat.co.uk The Siren’s Call by Trevor Leat. www.trevorleat.co.uk Wicker Sculpture by Trevor Leat. www.trevorleat.co.uk Wicker Sculpture – Calgary Stag by Trevor Leat. www.trevorleat.co.uk Wicker Sculpture – Scone Stag by Trevor Leat. www.trevorleat.co.uk Willow Alpaca. When delivered to its new home this life-sized willow sculpture of an alpaca caused much interest for the already resident alpaca herd. The willow sculpture has been treated with a linseed oil based preservative. By Caroline Gregson, UK. www.carolinegregson.com Life size Wicker Elephant, Glenkens, UK. by Trevor Leat. www.trevorleat.co.uk Willow Boar at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales created during a workshop for Welsh Basketmakers and other weavers as part of Basketmakers Associations Annual Summer Meeting, 2012. twistedhedge.blogspot.com Willow Sculpture, UK Image by Stephen Wilkinson www.trekearth.com Wicker Sculpture – Stagman, 2011. by Trevor Leat and Alex Rigg. www.trevorleat.co.uk Wicker Sculpture – Herne the Hunter by Trevor Leat and Alex Rigg. www.trevorleat.co.uk Willow Man, 12 metters tall, Somerset, UK, by Serena de la Hey. www.serenadelahey.com Willow sculpture – Boris the Spider in Pakenham, UK, artist unknown. Image by Karen Roe, www.flickr.com Willow Dragon By Plas Helyg – Cassie and Nigel. plas-helyg.co.uk Wicker Chicken by Tim Johnson timjohnsonartist.com Willow Hares high fivin, at the Royal Hordicultural Siciety’s Garden Harlow Carr. privetandconfidential.blogspot.com Tom Hare’s Willow Hare. www.tomhare.net Willow sculpture at Hobbledown, Epsom, Surrey, 10 meters long, by Michelle Cain. The dried willow sculpture is of one of the characters from the Hobbledown book namely Rumple Tump the dragon thingy. twistedhedge.blogspot.com Fox with Bango, Fox with Fiddle. by Michelle Cain, Cambridge Folk Festival. www.michellecain.co.uk Streching Willow Angels By Michelle Cain at the Secret Light Garden at Picton Castle, 2011. twistedhedge.blogspot.com Feya by Joy Widdett www.thesculpturebarn.co.uk Twig Woman at an Art Fair in Holland. yannatry.blogspot.com Locally reclaimed willow branches and wire. Stillness by Olga Ziemska, 69″ x 155″ www.olgaziemska.com Stillness by Olga Ziemska www.olgaziemska.com Summer Palace by Patrick Dougherty, www.stickwork.net Tom Hare Willow Sculpture www.tomhare.net Willow treehouse; part of a commission of play structures for children designed collaboratively with John Malkovich for his garden in Provence, France. Made with willow, hazel, mulberry, pine and rope, the tree houses are set in a walnut tree and two hazel bushes. The tree nest is 3 metres from top to bottom and is 3 metres off the ground. By Clare Wilks, currently of Brussels. www.clarewilks.co.uk Living willow structure created in 1998 in Aeurstedt, Germany. Weaving live saplings together to form a domed cathedral space, architect Marcel Kalberer and his group Sanfte Strukturen are re-envisioning the way living building materials and techniques can be used. Over ten years after its construction, it still serves as a home for impromptu gatherings and community celebrations. www.studiogblog.com Dreaming Spires Willow Playhouse by Judith Needham, 2.4 meters wide, £2,000. www.judithneedham.co.uk Play Area by Tim Johnson, 2011. Bitterne, Southhampton www.timjohnsonartist.com Living willow ship at Harlow Carr Gardens, UK. Via: www.growsonyou.com See a pic of the ship with greenery here: gardenerstips.co.uk Wicker Sculpture – Viking Ship by Trevor Leat. www.trevorleat.co.uk Fairy fungi ring at Kew Gardens by Tom Hare Willow Sculpture. www.tomhare.net Lotus Seed – Kew Gardens Tom Hare Willow Sculpture www.tomhare.net Nestling – Willow Sculpture – Winner of RHS Best Show Feature at BBC Gardeners World by Tom Hare. www.tomhare.net Tom Hare Willow Sculpture www.tomhare.net Willow Birdfeeders www.backwoodswillow.com How To Maintain A Willow Sculpture Dry willow is biodegradable and within about five years will degrade if left outside exposed to the elements all year round. Placing the sculpture in a dry spot during the wettest months of the year will prolong its life span. Treat new sculptures with a linseed/turpentine mixture or another such safe preservative. Repeat annually. Make sure nearby plants will not be harmed. Willow rods are “grown” by coppicing. Coppiced wood is when trees or shrubs are repeatedly cut down to near ground level and then make new growth from the stump or roots. Each year willow rods might grow up to ten feet, depending on species. The Best Book On Willow Tree Scuplture Living Willow Sculpture by Jon Warnes. This covers in detail, tools & equipment, weaving, joining, and pruning. It also covers construction of domes, wigwams, fences, chairs, tunnels and arbours. Willow Cuttings For Sale Washington State: www.dunbargardens.com New York – kits: www.englishbasketrywillows.com BC, Canada: www.bluestem.ca Kits and more, England: www.yorkshirewillow.co.uk Cuttings: Gloucestershire, UK. www.thewillowbank.com Also search on eBay See more Previous article Coin Art Next article Tire Art Written by Keiren Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building. 6 Comments Leave a Reply A wonderful art which must be preserved as long as possible. Great work Reply Amazing living Art.. Reply Coolio Reply Hi I’m looking for someone to redo our two big Wicker elephants here at Woburn Safari Park that have now seen better days. Was wondering if you could put me in touch with anyone that would be able to do them. Many thanks Matthew Catling Head Gardener Woburn Safari Park. Reply You have so many artists to choose from! In Chester: Caroline Gregson firstname.lastname@example.org or in Southhampton: timjohnsonartist.com/contact/ or in Somerset: Serena Delahey email@example.com or in Wales: Micele Cain firstname.lastname@example.org or The Basketmakers Association might direct you to the perfect artist… basketassoc.org/trade/index.php Reply Thanks for putting together such a great collection of inspiring pieces. I particularly enjoyed the mosaics. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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