About Wayne Trinklein Wayne Trinklein has always pursued natural interests, curiosity and experimentation which he refers to as "having fun." His romp through life has encompassed careers of preministerial training, Family Medicine and for the past three decades a unique artistic development. Trinklein's devised a process of molding copper wire and fusing it with tin to recreate the cellulose fiber and lignin of real trees. Later he created an alloy which he applies to the trunk and heats it to its "eutectic point", where it can be worked like clay to get the look of realistic bark. He developed patinas and heat treatments to expand his palette of colors, recently adding colored resins to reflect flowering trees. His studio is in St. Peters (MO), and he recently received the Best of Show in 3D award at the recent historic Artfest on Walnut Street in Springfield (MO).