Trees have a special place in cultures around the world and through the ages. The definition of the beauty and utility of trees are clear, be it from the strong roots, the thick trunk, or the lush canopy. The artisan, in this case, used capiz to accentuate the bright leaves and used wired to stress the strength of the trunk and roots. Instead of using traditional colors, the artisan used a color palette that is unique but just as alluring and complementary.
The basic frame of the framed of the tree is created using wrought iron, which is powder coated with a black finish. Capiz is an oyster shell and the primary purpose of the oyster is as a source of food. However, the by-product, the shell, can be used for decoration. Due to it being a natural material, the natural colors of the capiz come through as tans and browns underneath the paint. The shell is then painted the bold colors you see. The entire front facing piece is carefully hand-painted keeping in mind the reflective qualities in the color.