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The Tree of Life by mtomsky The Tree of Life by mtomsky
Laser cut, stained, plywood frame and backing with etched brass centre piece, designed, cut and assembled by myself.

This was a long running commission for [link] to go in his amazing new house. It took much longer than anticipated but it was important to get it right.

Special thanks to 4D Modelshop ( [link] ) for letting me use their laser cutter and etching equipment.

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I have just set up a Facebook page so if you like my work and want more then please like my work here [link]

More laser cuttings and etchings can be found at my Etsy store [link] , avaliable to buy!
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Critique by Martyr94 Nov 8, 2012, 1:41:53 PM
I do not think, that I have ever given a five star critique on this site. However, this piece changes everything.

For starters, the amount of detail is mind blowing. That alone is...

My words can do your piece no justice. It is just simply impossible to put into words how I feel about this piece. I would use words such as phenomenal, extraordinary, even terrific.

But those words cannot do this piece any justice neither. It is a beautiful work of art that reminds me that I have much improvement to make in my own art.

This piece, to me, is untouchable.
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Though it was with card board, and far less complex; having attempted a project similar to this I've some idea of how difficult such an undertaking can be.
With that in mind I must give this project full credit in all categories. The scope of this vision brought into reality, and the detail of it's execution, are nothing short of miraculous. Your chose of material honors the topic of the story that you have told through your creation, and adds to the whimsical appeal of this piece.
Thank you for sharing this masterpiece with us. I certainly enjoyed your work.
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:iconmbrownlow:
MBrownlow Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Love the depth and contrast of different wood. Beautiful!
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:iconimaginary-octopus:
Imaginary-Octopus Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful colours.  I enjoy noticing all the little critters and details.  ;)
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:iconseffykoepsel:
seffykoepsel Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is freaking awesome!
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:iconjustcallmefaye:
justcallmefaye Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is just fantastic. making the tree itself out of metal adds a wonderful and somewhat ironic touch to the overall piece. absolutely lovely. :)
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JoanneKay Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Artist
Exceptional piece of art - just had to say that.
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:iconmtomsky:
mtomsky Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconoo-monkey-oo:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist
That is amazing!!
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:iconillflywithyou:
Illflywithyou Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
how much are you selling for this piece'
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:iconmtomsky:
mtomsky Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional Artist
This was a one off commission so it's confidential If you are interested in something email me tomsky@gmail.com with your budget  and the kinda thing you are looking for and I'll let you know what I can do.
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Bnspyrd Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow! So intricately detailed I have never seen anything quite like this, I would love to see it included in the :iconbeautifulborders: group. :love:
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:iconartkosh:
ArtKosh Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
 A freaking stuff! absolutly love it.
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:iconnarwhal-blueberry:
Narwhal-Blueberry Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is pretty neat :) (Smile) 
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:iconnoblevalerian:
NobleValerian Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is awesome!
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:icontrinibini:
Trinibini Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Such a beautiful, artful gallery! Inspiring :)
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:iconbenjamynrees:
BenjamynRees Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
I laser cut wooden things for a living and your work is the best I've seen, hands down. Keep up the amazing work.
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:iconmtomsky:
mtomsky Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconauramis:
Auramis Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Words cannot describe how AMAZING I think this is. This is one of the most beautiful things I've seen in my browsing of this site. Hell, I would even say it's one of the most beautiful pieces of art I've ever seen. I love it.
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:iconmtomsky:
mtomsky Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you so much
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:icontreyos:
Treyos Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love your Sea Serpent piece, but this one is just mind-blowing! Brilliant work!
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:iconmtomsky:
mtomsky Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Artist
thanks!
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:iconamisgaudi:
Amisgaudi Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice!
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symposion Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Fantastic work! Absolutely details.
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:iconxiaolin-kirby-fan:
xiaolin-kirby-fan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Yggdrasill! Absolutely stunning work! I'll definitely be looking through your gallery properly when I get my internet back properly! :heart:
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:iconmtomsky:
mtomsky Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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drgnelf Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Love all the subtle color differences. I really admire the patience this piece must have taken to complete.
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:iconmtomsky:
mtomsky Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Artist
thanks!
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:iconarliebelliveau:
ArlieBelliveau Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
wow!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hello, you've been featured in Artisan Crafts Features #16 :) keep up the good work and happy whatever-you-celebrate!
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:iconmtomsky:
mtomsky Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks you so much for the feature!!
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:iconfigren:
Figren Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   General Artist
Absolutely beautiful and magnificent. This is a masterpiece.
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:iconmtomsky:
mtomsky Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Artist
thank you!
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iRAndomPAnda Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Oh gosh! How beautiful to see your work in a 3-D space. Very clean and so much to look at, beautiful detail and amazing as a whole!
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:iconmtomsky:
mtomsky Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Artist
thank you!
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:iconmy-ain-sel:
my-ain-sel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
unbelievable! :D
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:iconmtomsky:
mtomsky Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Artist
cheers
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:iconkristenspork:
KristenSpork Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   General Artist
Absolutely incredible! ♥
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:iconmtomsky:
mtomsky Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Artist
thank you
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:iconthorskegga:
Thorskegga Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply amazing :D
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:iconmtomsky:
mtomsky Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Artist
thanks
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:icontuins:
TuInS Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
amazing!!!!!
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:iconmtomsky:
mtomsky Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Artist
thank you
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:iconwolfyone:
Wolfyone Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What an incredible piece of work! Absolutely beautiful!
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:iconmtomsky:
mtomsky Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Artist
cheers
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:iconwolfyone:
Wolfyone Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:iconbadash13:
badash13 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   General Artist
This might be one of my favorite works from you. absolute perfection.
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:iconmtomsky:
mtomsky Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Artist
thank you
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:icondwuff:
dwuff Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
breathtaking! Well done on a very tidy piece!
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:iconmtomsky:
mtomsky Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Artist
thank you!
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:iconroundtower:
roundtower Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº 4 o Destacados nº 4" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).


Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 4. (Best works of the group).


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