Love locks tree of life a new wedding tradition…read the story behind this tree of life creation by Eileen A Art
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.
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.
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.