Love locks tree for wedding ceremony





Love locks tree  A bi-dimensional sculpture tree of life by Eileen A art

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.  


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