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Love Locks Tree of life


Love locks tree of life; a new wedding tradition. . . Read the story behind this Eileen A art Tree of life creation.






By a client request I had to make a bi dimensional sculpture  functional version of the tree of life; A love lock tree for a wedding ceremony; This wedding tradition is relatively "new' so research for its roots where needed to start this art piece.  

Love locks tree  Tree of life bi dimensional sculpture by eileenAart
As history tells; It all started on a bridge at Vrnjačka Banja  in Serbia. Where two lovers used to meet;  Although it this story had a is tragic ending, it started a beautiful tradition among the women of Vrnjačka Banja. The  young women from the area started writing down their names and the names of their loved ones, on padlocks and affixing them to the railings of the bridge where couple used to meet; In order to protect their love.  

After reading the story of the love lock tradition, I got started on planning how the tree of life structure was going to hold those heavy  iron padlocks that the client described. This is  a commissioned  artwork and it has to fulfill all the client requests;  That will be part of their wedding ceremony and will be at their home for a lifetime.

Love locks tree  Tree of life bi dimensional sculpture by eileenAart


For this gorgeous Tree of Life sculpture the branches are 9 inches wide, the trunk
is 1 1/2 inches wide

and the roots are 9 inches wide. The Love locks Tree of Life can be made in any size.

The body is assembled with wire to make the foundation of the tree of life  strong enough to hold  iron padlocks or love locks as traditionally called.  The  lovelocks tree of life body is  covered in clay that will be carved to look like tree texture.
Love locks tree  Tree of life bi dimensional sculpture by eileenAart


The center that holds the main padlock that symbolizes the couple's eternal union is attached to a irregular branch at the center of the love locks tree .

Love locks tree  Tree of life bi dimensional sculpture by eileenAart

Above the center the initials of the bride and groom are carved, they can be single fonts or inside a heart and arrow like couples traditionally carve their initials on trees

"Weddings are where traditionally "love starts"; giving life to traditions like the Love Locks Tree of life."


Love locks tree  Tree of life bi dimensional sculpture by eileenAart

The branches of the love lock tree are covered by polymer clay and textured to resemble natural tree branches. Clients  who have children that will take part in the wedding ceremony too, placing their love locks at the top branches.

 If the couple don't have children they can add  them later when each child is born placing a dated lock on the top branches. 

Love locks tree  Tree of life bi dimensional sculpture by eileenAart


At the end of each branch there are clusters leaves in pearled white gold and silver clay.
Love locks tree  Tree of life bi dimensional sculpture by eileenAart


 The roots have to hold love locks too, these will symbolize those previous love union that gave life to the bride and the groom; Their parents.

Love locks tree  Tree of life bi dimensional sculpture by eileenAartove locks tree  by eileenaart
Tree of life by EileenA art 
"The love locks tree of life wedding ceremony is a tradition, that will create ideal  memories that are going to last a lifetime and that will keep your guests talking long after that special day; Plus it will be a conversational art piece in your love nest to recreate that moment over and over."
Love locks tree  Tree of life bi dimensional sculpture by eileenAart
Love locks tree
A bi-dimensional sculpture tree of life by Eileen A art

I am so in love with the love locks tree. It makes me want to get married again; Maybe I can make one for my 20th anniversary.  

 "Love can have a variety of related but distinct meanings but it is the main emotion  naturally experimented throughout every human's life." 

Thanks for reading
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