This commissioned piece now sits proudly in ‘The Happy Tree’ in the suburb of City Beach, Perth, Western Australia. It was carved from Jelutong and has been produced from two pieces of wood for strength and durability.
Each second Friday of February every year, children gather around the Happy Tree to hear stories relating to individual carvings on the tree which were originally made by the gentleman who lived at the property were the tree is situated. Unfortunately he passed away and his children decided to put a ‘Top Hat’ (which he used to always wear when telling the stories) in the tree as a memento. A beautiful gesture if you ask me!