In July 2010 I was asked to Supersize a tree that I had designed for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and then times it by three! With each one stood at 25ft tall this was no mean task And they had to be shipped 5224 miles to Las Vegas!
Rising to the occasion and putting in some monumental long hours with a tight deadline were a large crew of colourful creatives, (you know who you are), Team ArtFabs and Hare's 'weaverbirds'. Humble respect and thanks to you all.
Now, I'm not one for glitz and glamour, but installing the trees with Andy ArtFabs and the installation professionals at the Bellagio was an incredible experience. Hard work, without much sleep, no casinos and not much else seen, but still incredible, thanks to all those involved at the Vegas end.
And here was the very large shiny result during their first installation ready for the autumn display, within the Bellagio Conservatory, Las Vegas September 2010.
Right, where to next...?
Willow Fantasy trees during production in the UK: