Ordinary items made an extraordinary installation

As you approach you notice the beautiful branch with leaves that sway, but upon close inspection the details tell a different story. This tree is made up of some unusual materials. Items that were very unexpected. The leaves were hanging sales tags which looked as if they were stained with tea. The cabbage roses also made of tags.  The installation gave up secretes as I studied the details. I noticed the straws, chocolate wraps, and baggie ties which came together to create beautiful textures throughout the sculpture. This was located at Anthropology in North Park Mall, Dallas, Texas. 


About Jeanine Gaston

I grew up just East of San Diego, on a hill called, Mt. Helix. As a child, I played in the Bird of Paradise fields, across from our orchard. Our father built us a play house among the citrus trees, tucked between the oranges and lemons. He also took us along on business trips, visiting counties from Singapore to Fiji. Touring each country, my parents educated us on local cultures and we always enjoyed visiting the botanical gardens. What an impact those trips had on me. Now days, I love spending time outside, working in the garden and playing with my children. I find myself missing the distant view of the ocean, and the taste of sweet oranges, picked from the tree. Someday, I hope to take my children back to my beloved orchard on the hill.