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'To Protect'

The inspiration for this wire sculpture piece, hand crafted by Northern Irish artist Joy Gray, is nuture and protection. Joy layers wire to create this stunning realistic tree with a delicate birds nest perched on top. This moving piece stirs up questions of protection: where is the protection? Is it the fence and barbed wire? Is it the nest? Or is it the tree itself? The tree has been fenced in to protect it but the tree itself offers the real protection.

This exquisite and unique sculpture is a wonderful conversation starter with any guest particularly when displayed in a sitting room, lounge or hallway. 



Joy Gray

'To Protect' wire tree sculpture by British artist Joy Gray for AUTHOR


Joy Gray

Regular price £890 Sale

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  • Creatively handmade by talented artist, Joy Gray, in Bangor, Northern Ireland.

    This Tree has been hand crafted in fine copper wire, built up branch upon branch. The copper is then oxidised and finally burnished to add warmth while giving an aged effect. High up in the boughs of the tree, perched on its branches is a tiny nest. The surrounding broken down fence with barbed wire detail is hand built. Even the tiny, barbs on the wire have been created individually with an extremely fine wire. Mounted in a one-off, large globe dome with wooden base.


  • Height: 27cm
    Width: 26cm
    Weight: 1.4 kg approximately

  • 4 to 6 weeks.
    *Specialised delivery service will be required for this piece; our customer service team will be in contact to discuss delivery options & related costs.

  • Dust lightly when needed. Do not place in direct sunlight.