Live Oak Tree

Winding, gnarly, ancient, rooted, steadfast.


63" wide x 34" tall x 11" deep


I love old gnarly oak trees with their branches running along the ground creating a perfect environment for kids, or adults, to climb and play. They have so much life and character in them with their beautiful knots and reaching branches.

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Metal live oak tree sculpture
Artist Aiden Dale with his stainless steel live oak tree sculpture
Stainless steel live oak tree sculpture closeup of trunk and roots
Metal live oak tree sculpture close up of branches and foliage
Metal live oak tree sculpture bare without foliage.

I had wanted to make a live oak for a while and then I was asked to do a commission of a tree that was wider than it was tall. And this is what I came up with! The foliage was a unique challenge as it was tough to make feel light and airy with space between the "leaves" and allowing the viewer to see the little branches behind. And though incredibly time consuming the process proved to be quite rewarding as the tree took shape and started to take on a life of its own!

This handmade live oak tree sculpture is wall hanging, made entirely of stainless steel, colored using only heat patinas and must be kept indoors.