One of my latest sculptures "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.
The sculpture is created with Spanish slate stone and aluminium .
Natural slate stone and aluminium