#02 Skull Tree Collab Piece SOLD - Bold Maker Studio
#02 Skull Tree Collab Piece SOLD - Bold Maker Studio
#02 Skull Tree Collab Piece SOLD - Bold Maker Studio
#02 Skull Tree Collab Piece SOLD - Bold Maker Studio
#02 Skull Tree Collab Piece SOLD - Bold Maker Studio
#02 Skull Tree Collab Piece SOLD - Bold Maker Studio
#02 Skull Tree Collab Piece SOLD - Bold Maker Studio
#02 Skull Tree Collab Piece SOLD - Bold Maker Studio
#02 Skull Tree Collab Piece SOLD - Bold Maker Studio
Skandle

#02 Skull Tree Collab Piece SOLD

Regular price $550.00

SOLD ON 2/26/18

Skull Tree #02

A one-of-a-kind collaborative artpiece by Boston-based artists Jason Matses & Ryan Kelley. 

A union of our artforms. Ryan Kelley is a skilled metal worker and wire artist from Newburyport, MA. Artist and sculptor Ryan Kelley creatively transforms wire, wood, metal and stone into unique pieces of art. He has created over 250 sculptures residing in homes and businesses in Boston and throughout the country. Over the years his pieces have grown in scale and intricacy, much like his signatures trees crafted from hundreds or even thousands of wires. 

Jason Matses, founder of Skandle, creates geometric forms and skulls from concrete, wood and steel. Jason began crafting the limited-production Skull Totems in 2016.  Since then, fewer than 50 totems have been uniquely created and numbered. This skull tree is only the third ever Skull Totems created specifically as a collaborative art piece. 

The Totem

This unique totem embodies 4 layers of pigmented concrete colors chosen by Jason Matses. The colors were chosen to resemble the type of gray/black/white speckled granite that is typical to Newburyport, Massachusetts. Layered above the granite base are several layers of Green & Brown pigments to emulate moss and lichens growing on the rock. Atop that, specks of white & yellow emulate tiny moss flowers you find growing all over natural rocks in New England. 

 The Tree

Hand-bent copper wire. Naturally added patina to subtly alter the bright copper color. Permanently affixed into the Skull Totem. A typical bonsai form with lofted branches widely spaced along a spiraling trunk. Hundreds of individual wires are carefully twisted, heated and bent to form the entire structure. 

Shipping / Transport

We will hand-deliver this artwork to any patron within 50 miles of Haverhill, MA. If you want to pick up, or have delivered, please select the Local Pickup option to NOT get charged shipping. 

YES WE WILL SHIP THIS! Ryan Kelley regularly ships his artwork across the globe. We will personally create a custom crate and shipping box to safely ship this Skull Tree anywhere within the USA. Please Select the Shipped Within USA option if you want this item shipped. 

Each Totem statuary is hand-finished with a high gloss protective sealer. Our sealer is formulated to offer long-lasting surface protection and luster.

 


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