Trees of Life
This body of work reinterprets Mexican Trees of Life as well as the global motif. I am intrigued by how this symbol is far-reaching in both history and culture where it is found in sacred spaces, carpets, textiles, sculptures, painting, and literature. My trees incorporate flora and fauna from the nostalgia found in the landscape of my childhood home as well as the plants I come across on my daily walks. Each tree centers on a single motif where they become a self-sustained garden in themselves. These objects represent my past, the present, and my ability to create something that could never exist in real life, my own paradise.
PHOTOS BY WES MAGYAR