THE BELLAGIO TREE

THE BELLAGIO TREE

Bellagio Spring Tree

This spring I had the honor of creating a large scale sculpted banyan tree for the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas. The sculpted tree was displayed in the Atrium Conservatory and Botanical Gardens as a part of the Bellagio Casino’s Spring Celebration in 2014.  I enjoyed working with Daniels Wood Land and enjoyed working closely with there team. I enjoy the whole creative process form co-design, fabrication, Sculpting, and intalling large scale sculptures like this 30′ banyan tree.

This project took 5 weeks with fifteen creative team members, six welders, three subcontracting companies and many skilled artisans. Two 48 ft long trucks were used to transport the tree. It was fabricated to come apart and be put back together seasonally.

The tree is a 30’ banyan tree with a trunk the diameter of 20’. The tree is covered in beautiful pink blossoms that contributed to the surreal and wondrous atmosphere in the Conservatory. Not only was this an impressive art piece but it was also interactive and fun! Children and families could safely walk under the canopy of branches and through the trunk as they strolled this fantastical fairy garden and enjoyed the butterflies and flowers. It was a wonderful and unique spring display for all ages.

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