Bill Webb is a native Houstonian, who uses metal to create his original works of art. This is demonstrated with his gracefully shaped, dramatic trees inspired by those along the coast of Rockport, Texas.
In capturing the beauty and majesty of natures various shapes forced on these Texas trees by relentles winds; Webb has carried originality a step further - each sculpture features at least one hand made bird, Webb's trademark.
Using gas welding to create his trees, the artist builds up the trunk and larger branches with steel rods - applied as molten steel, much like sculpturing clay. This is done until the desired diameter is achieved. The smaller branches are individually fused, one to another, from one sixteenth inch steel rods.
The bases for Webb's trees are selected from stone, gnarled oak and mesquite. These bases are collections of his travels in the United States.