Steamtrunk: Inside & Out

by Mike Ellery

Design Statement

Celebrating the life of the tree, Steampunk style – the design accentuates the existing elements of the piece selected, preserving and replacing the bark and exploring the inner workings of a “check” to reveal the tree’s inner landscape. Playing with texture and sheen and elevating generic materials for unexpected applications. Doodle engraving inspired by the shapes made by insects. Accelerating curves and circles imply movement and functionality and the composition inspires each viewer to imagine their own version of this tree’s story.

Materials:  Mixed media – engraved aluminum, glass, wire, rope, chainsaw carving.

Dimensions: 8″ x 8″ x 120″

Map/Spire Number: 42

Location: Brick Farm Market

Address: 65 E. Broad Street, Hopewell NJ

About the Artist

About the Artist

Mike Ellery is design professional with over 25 years experience in three dimensional and experiential design, has a degree in Industrial Design and is co-owner of Glenmoore Farm in Hopewell NJ.



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Artistic Accolades:

“An ambitious and creative exploration into the innards of the ash.”