Abstract Blue Bottle Tree Leave a Comment / By Jim Davis / June 10, 2014 Here is the basic bottle tree as we were unloading it off the truck. Here’s my dad digging the hole. We had to take out an azalea and that pine had to go, too. Having worked as a farmer half of his life, my dad knows how to dig a hole. A post hole digger makes a nice narrow hole. The sculpture was designed with a 30″ post to be embedded into the ground. We had to measure to get it deep enough. Holding the framework in the right angle was a family job. My mom and dad adjusting the framework to get the angle just right. Two sacks of concrete mix were used to make sure the post stays steady. Experience has shown Dad that mixing in the hole works just fine. Firmly in the ground, it’s time to begin putting bottles on the tree. The bottle tree is made with panels that are bolted on the back. They’re removable so that lights can be installed into each bottle. The back side of the bottle tree is just as interesting as the front. And here’s the finished bottle tree, along with the artist, Jim Davis. Similar items on this website Post: 'Abstract Blue Bottle Tree' Topics Sculpture Tagged Bottle Tree | Metalworking Click or tap on a topic or tag to see similar posts.