A beautiful mature Californian Redwood, planted by the Victorians and now reaching high into the heavens above the Surrey Hills. Unfortunately the tree was endangering the house and with sadness the owners Tony and Lynn commissioned its removal. To express deep respect and to go some way to counter the loss, they decided to commission this piece of abstract sculpture. Together in collaboration with the Artist, Roger Day, a series of evolving ideas delivered a considered and worthy fluid form. Please notice the model, or “Maquette” frequently sitting somewhere in the frame as visual reference. Made from the extremely durable heartwood, the final sculpture aims to mirror the grace and majestic elegance of the original tree.