Objects of Desire: To ‘Steel’ Someone’s HeartJuly 11th, 2009
”Steel the Show with Metal Art” is a news-release headline certain to rob any editor of his or her judgment. The metal artist is Jack Willoughby of Anvil Island Design and the subject of the news release is his Tree of Love, below. A representation of a Japanese maple, Tree of Love measures 16 inches high and 35 inches wide; is available in three finishes, polished steel, matte black and oxidized metal; and can be customized with special messages like lovers’ initials (or not!) and as either a wall hanging or free-standing sculpture. Visit anvilisland.net for details.
Carve Your Love in SteelJune 22nd, 2009
Tree of Love gives couples a way to ‘initialize’ their love in a work of metal art
Vancouver Island, June 22, 2009 – Carving a heart with the initials of two lovers into the trunk of a tree is a centuries’ old romantic tradition. The initials remain etched in the trunk, standing as a testament to love as enduring and strong as a tree.
Jack Willoughby, of Anvil Island Design in Nanaimo, BC, has taken the tradition one step further. He will carve a heart, initials and a special date into the base of one his most enduring works of metal art, the Japanese Maple Tree.
Steel the Show with Metal ArtJune 22nd, 2009
Home Décor gets bold and brassy with art made of steel, aluminum and copper
Vancouver Island, June 22, 2009 – Put the pedal to the metal when thinking unique artwork for your home, garden or office.
Metal art is a powerful and dramatic art form. Designs using steel, aluminum, copper and iron will lend themselves to almost any décor style and can be used at the focal point in a room. In a garden, metal art will weather and its patina will change with the seasons giving a garden interest and dimension.
Metal artwork, specifically that which comes from the whimsical and clever mind of Jack Willoughby of Anvil Island Design, is meant to engage the viewer, and most often, evoke a strong emotion or connection.
The strong emotion of love led Willoughby’s to his newest creation, The Tree of Love.