Edward Yalisove has been working with copper for over thirty years. Many remote wilderness backpack adventures have compelled a nature dominant theme, and notably influenced his work, i.e. a forest of copper trees. He has camped under 300-foot tall Sitka Spruce of the Pacific Northwest, and Coastal Redwoods in Northern California, and has experienced the ancient bristlecone pines in Southern California.
Ed's skills in working with copper has evolved over time being autodidactic. He has relentlessly avoided any formal art education so as not to be unduly influenced by others, preferring to develop his own unique style.
“I have had many opportunities to immerse myself in remote wilderness leading to a profound effect upon me. Hiking through thousands of 20-foot tall tree ferns in New Zealand was surreal. I have had the pleasure of camping under the majestic Sitka Spruce in the Pacific Northwest and encountered the thousand year old bristlecone pines in Southern California.
“Creating copper trees is a long and arduous process. But, to me it is a labor of love. After I have constructed each tree, I impetuously chose a name. Each tree is truly distinctive with no two leaves exactly the same.”
Unique copper sculptures now on sale in the Museum Store.
The Museum Store is pleased to feature unique works of art from local artisan Ed Yalisove, who is known for his wall hanging, mobiles, and free-standing copper sculptures with wood bases. Kinetic and organic in nature, these works of art are a perfect one-of-a-kind gift for a loved one or for yourself!