Bronze Olive Trees - CODAworx

Bronze Olive Trees

Submitted by Pierre Riche Art


Location: San Jose, CA, United States

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $43,000

Project Team


Pierre Riche

Pierre Riche Art

Industry Resource

Sean Monaghan

Santa Cruz Bronze Works


Two 10 foot tall by 8 foot wide olive trees. Cast bronze and fabricated bronze branches, leaves and olives. Painted. The trunks and thick branches leading up each tree were cast in bronze. I then welded the sections together and added silicon bronze bars shaped and bent into flowing branches. There are over 900 leaves. The leaves were plasma cut, ground, pressed twice, shaped, welded and painted.


To have the trees fit in over the wall fountain and to have enough leaves to make sure the trees looked full.


The client gave an indication of what they wanted. I then gathered pictures and drew a drawing of the proposed sculptures.