Phil Price Liberace, 2019
Carbon fibre and epoxy, industrial urethane, stainless steel and precision bearings, 4300 (diameter, extending to 5200) x 4700 mm.
A rare and distinctive species, the Liberace is a large growing specimen tree, cultivated primarily for its showy, somewhat flamboyant foliage often described as having a candelabra-like structure. The Liberace is known for its spectacular colour, with the large tree (generally to 10 metres), displaying multiple oval disc shaped leaves in bold, even lurid colours. Most popular in the 1950s-1970s, (with many grown in Las Vegas), the tree has fallen somewhat out of favour in recent times, due to its gaudy foliage and extreme appearance.