|Thomley's version of The Whomping Willow|
One version of the Harry Potter tree stood at Scholastic Place in New York during the launch of the last novel calls children to enjoy the space. The sculpture Thomley builds in Hattiesburg provides a steam punk take on the tree.
Thomley explains his work in his studio on the family Christmas tree farm outside Hattiesburg, Miss. His climbable tree project is only one of the many metal sculptures he creates with steel and a blowtorch.
Originally appeared on 09/04/2013 at http://www.examiner.com/list/jeremy-thomley-creates-3-d-art-from-discarded-metal-hattiesburg-mississippi