Cherry Tree House: an Illuminated Woven Willow Tree House by Tom Hare.
UK sculptor Tom Hare works primarily with willow branches to create large organic sculptures that borrow from the same techiques used in basket making. One of his most recent commissions was a giant egg-like treehouse installed in a cherry tree at a private residence.
According to the artist, his medium of choice is willow for its many special properties. “There’s something about willow that’s evocative. The smell, the texture, the way it moves,” he says. “The connection with nature, through coppicing and transferring observations into design, can be a humbling experience, and a physical one too.”
Cherry Tree House: an Illuminated Woven Willow Tree House by Tom Hare: