Ft. Meyers, FL
In the Fall of 2015, I was honored to be asked by the Smithsonian to design a Bottle Tree for their new National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened September 24th, 2016, in Washington DC.
Considering the African origin of the Bottle Trees, how the old traditions and interesting stories came to the USA, and how they changed over time, it is understandable to include that part of the history.
Long story, short...I designed, created, and submitted three designs for the museum to choose from...two made in steel and one made in copper.
But…to my dismay, I recently learned they chose another artist’s design. Regardless...it was an honor.
Mini Cedar Bottle Tree
I am now offering you my Mini CatTail Bottle Tree or Mini Cedar Bottle Tree:
Mini CatTail Bottle Tree
Copper Bottle Tree
Also originally designed for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Stands 16" Tall with Tiny Doll House Wine Bottles. Tree is made with solid copper wire and stands on a Solid Steel Heavy Base with a Felt Bottom.