TREE OF LOVE
Anvil Island’s Japanese Maple Tree sculpture has been one of Jack Willoughby’s most sought-after and enduring metal sculptures since 2003.
Created initially as the center piece for a custom-gate design, Jack saw the potential for a stand-alone Japanese Maple Tree. He set about to add more detail to the original design, arriving at the multi-leaf design seen now. His Japanese Maple Tree now graces homes, spas, hotel lobbies, galleries and offices in many parts of the world.
The Tree of Love is the next evolution in the life span of Anvil Island Design’s Japanese Maple Tree sculpture. The idea came when Jack and wife Barb had to ponder a gift for an upcoming wedding. It was one of those eureka moments remembering a similar romantic carving, done on a real tree, when they were much younger.
Lovers and partners, whether it is to celebrate a marriage, commemorate an anniversary or to mark a milestone in a relationship, may now custom carve their initials and their significant date into their own personalized Japanese Maple metal sculpture. Unique to them, carrying memories to last a lifetime, this original piece of metal art will grace a wall or sit in a place of honour in their homes.
MEET THE ARTIST
Jack Willoughby is a man of steel, literally…. Foremost, Jack is an artist. His medium is metal, primarily steel, aluminum and copper. But he’s also a humourist, nature lover, storyteller and all-around family guy. Willoughby is well-known in Canada and the US for his unique, humorous, whimsical designs using steel, aluminum, copper and iron. He is often commissioned to do one-of-kind metal art for clients all over the world. His imaginative pieces may be found in homes, gardens and boardrooms around the globe.
Anvil Island Design, located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, is home to Jack’s studio and metal art workshop. Over the years Anvil Island Design has appeared at preeminent shows such as the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle, The San Francisco Flower & Garden Show and the VanDusen Flower & Garden Show in Vancouver.
Anvil Island Design also appears yearly at Vancouver’s Circle Craft Christmas Market. Galleries such as Butchart Gardens in Victoria, the Chuckanut Bay Gallery in Washington State and The Art Gallery at Sooke Harbour House carry Willoughby’s metal art and sculptures.
The Tree of Love is the new romantic evolution of Anvil Island Design’s very popular Japanese Maple Tree sculpture.