Mike Spencer
Artist Blacksmith

Slow Sculpture

Made for Theodore Sturgeon , drawn from his short story of the same title. The suggestion of anthropomorphic form is intentional. The central image of Sturgeon's story is a bansai tree as a metaphor for a human life.

About 14" tall, forged, split and forge-welded from solid bar. The needles were formed and attached from 1/16" iron wire with gas welding.

Many thanks to Robert Whitelaw who made the white oak base.

Original photo by Peter Barss

Updated: Sat 23 Feb 2008