The Giving Tree is under construction

The latest piece underway at Fossil Forge Metalworks is a large metal tree called 'The Giving Tree'. The tree will be positioned in front of the Lee's Summit City Hall this holiday season. People will be able to hang tags or ribbons from its branches. I hope that people will use this opportunity to express their wishes, love, remembrances and desires for our community and world.

The Giving Tree is made from a variety of steel parts. The trunk and branches are made from different sizes of square tube. Rings are attached to offer a place to hang the messages. The tree is made in sections to make it easier to install and store.

Atop the tree is a StarFlake. This spinning top will be the final accent for this public sculpture.