This is my latest sculpture “tree of life” in memory of my dad Christopher Robin Elms , the idea to create the sculpture came from true story .
My dad was diagnosed with cancer in the spring of 2011, he was a very avid gardener and his garden looked amazing in the summer. This brings me to a young Apple tree that he had planted and was due to to show its first fruits of that summer 2011, time went on and my dads illness was progressing worse and during this time the apple tree was showing signs of producing fruit , it turned out that just one Apple started to grow on this tree, and my dad was so determined to taste this apple before his time was up. This apple became centre of attention no one was allowed near it in case it fell off before it was ready to pick, the apple was beginning to grow nice and big and plump and juicy, the time came when the apple was ready to taste and my dads condition was at its final stages. He managed to taste that apple, and when I asked what did it taste like , he said in his London accent and croaky voice ” it was bloody disgusting” . My dad passed away 07/09/2011 and his ashes were scattered in his garden, the apple tree to this day is full of “life”. Hence my creation tree of life.
I am based in leicestershire where i design and create sculptures for the home and garden always learning and evolving with each piece i create. I predominantly work with natural slate of which i create abstract and figurative sculptures.
I have found something that i completely love to do and more so the challenge of creating something that i haven’t done before, patience is the key and this is one of the main factors in createing my sculptures taking a lot of hours from the idea to the finished sculpture, i have also learnt sometimes its not all about the end result but the journey in between.
My sculptures are endless in design, calming in prescence and visually capture people’s imagination and would look beautiful in any home/garden.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for prices, I also welcome commissions.
Thank you Tim.