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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.


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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33 out of 33 deviants thought this was fair.

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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ImaginaryOctopus Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful colours.  I enjoy noticing all the little critters and details.  ;)
seffykoepsel Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is freaking awesome!
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. :)
JoanneKay Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Artist
Exceptional piece of art - just had to say that.
mtomsky Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Artist
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist
That is amazing!!
Illflywithyou Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
how much are you selling for this piece'
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 with your budget  and the kinda thing you are looking for and I'll let you know what I can do.
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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