Add an unusual botanical element to your décor with this Birch Tree Wall Sculpture by Bovano of Cheshire. Reproduced from an original Bovano design, each piece is hand-enameled in their studios in Cheshire, Connecticut.
Vitreous enamel (pulverized glass) is applied by hand, using a delicate sprinkling method layered over solid copper and then kiln fired. The painstaking process results in a sculpture that captures the papery, flaking bark of the birch tree, accented with shimmering leaves.
This stylized birch tree wall art represents a species of tree that is found in North America, Europe and Asia. In Germany, Russia and central and Eastern Europe, the birch tree is associated with the feast of Pentecost, and its branches are used to decorate churches and homes on that day. Birch sap is a traditional drink in northern Europe and China, and it is also used to make a syrup used much like maple syrup.
Closer to home, Native Americans prized the lightweight and flexible bark to fashion strong, waterproof birch-bark canoes, bowls and wigwams. While real birch trees clearly have many uses, this beautiful enameled-copper birch tree wall art will have to settle for just being a striking element of your home décor.