Love the beauty of bonsai trees, but worry about caring for one? No fear, wire artist Matthew Gollop has you covered. His company, Metal Bonsai, specializes in wire tree art, with a focus on bonsai trees.
Gollop’s trees are inspired by the beauty and strength of bonsai, each sculpture lovingly crafted for a unique result.
The artist’s passion for wire has a unique beginning. While fiddling with the muselet from a champagne bottle—the wire part that holds the cork in—he unconsciously began forming a tree.
The wire sculptures are available in a wide range of styles, both with bright pops of color or subdued monochrome finishes. It’s even possible to select a bonsai tree based on species.
Gollop has his bonsai for sale through his website.
Metal Bonsai has also been experimenting with glass beads, with add a touch of glamour to their bonsai.m.m.