Discussion in 'Discussion Group' started by Wayne Stollings, Jul 21, 2017.
Looks pretty good, that has got to make him proud!
We have a bottle tree that is much smaller and naked. Everytime a stone kicks out from the lawnmower another bottle breaks, and since neither the wife or myself drink wine it will remain maked!
Pretty it up with your Geritol bottles
What do they look like Buzz?
Let me google it
Taking a long time to google it. I don't see a reply yet.
I couldn't spell it.
They had to work out a system to keep the bottles from being removed but still allow for replacement of any damaged ones, which was an undertaking. This was dedicated to the volunteers and proctors who have passed on and with a nod to the doctor who had donated much of the art for the exhibition for which this piece was originally commissioned. We were all honored to have been able to meet with him and discuss his love of art that lead to the collection being displayed at the time. I feel he was at least partially responsible for the tree becoming a permanent exhibition at the museum.
Very nice! Thanks for sharing.
It's a beautiful piece of art!
Since this was to be an indoor capable tree it is not the largest he had made. One of the larger trees was to be dedicated with a bottle party where everyone brought a bottle or two to install as it would hold about 100 bottles. This was early spring so there were no leaves out and two of the guests walked right by it without noticing that it was not a live tree. It took a 16 foot step ladder and a tall person to reach the top branches to install the bottles. Since then he has made a couple of small table top trees that use antique medicine bottles instead of the wine bottles. The funny thing is that no two look the same. He seems to try something new and different with each one.
You can purchase empty bottles at a reasonable price from the places that sell brewing supplies. That is where the museum purchased their bottle inventory, although they did serve wine at each of the dedications.
That's very cool, Wayne!! I'd never heard of that superstition, so learned something new as well!
The newest which was commissioned by Martinsville VA for their permanent exhibit.
Your son is very talented! How long does it take him to make a tree like that?
It depends on the complexity and added features. They wanted leaves they could engrave and add but that took a long time to determine there was no way to do it well
Other than that about 2 weeks of work.
The indoor exhibit at the Museum of History in Raleigh
The permanent outdoor exhibit at the Museum of History
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