Actually Gollop’s lust for wire tree has a unique beginning. While he was fiddling with the muselet from a champagne bottle, the wire part that holds the cork in, he somehow thought that he already unconsciously began forming a tree.
As he’d had an interest in bonsai, it was only good if he then sculpted that particular tree. From there, the idea took off.
Just in case you’re curious about how to make your own wire trees, Gollop has you covered with an infographic to take you through the process.