This was a tree outside my window that I reproduced using loose tea leaves. The bark was done by placing individual leaves of tea together like a puzzle. It was entirely a labor of love!
The bark is Big Green Hojicha, the buds are Chamomile tea and the leaves are Uva Ursa tea. Green tea was used for the grass and black tea was used for the dirt.
The colors have blended and faded over time and exposure to light, as is expected from any natural material. It is 13” tall and is often mistaken for a live bonsai tree.
When I lived in California I was exposed to oak trees that I had never been around in Canada. I made this tree by painstakingly twisting very thin wires until they resembled the gnarly branches of the oak trees, in an attempt to capture and preserve their beauty.