Ginkgo Tree Painting by STACY GIBBONI

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Art Description

Painting: Oil on Canvas.

Oil on Linen
This painting is inspired by a chance meeting between me and a very old Ginkgo tree in the magical moment she was losing her leaves...


Ginkgo Tree

Oh the glorious Ginkgo biloba tree or Maidenhair tree if you prefer
A native to Asia the breed is now grown all over the world
adored for its beauty and medicinal properties

Believed to be in existence for 250 million years!

the tree is either male or female
the boy tree produces pollen cones
the girl trees do not

this Wise Tree
loses its leaves all at the same time!
or at least within a few days each fall

Embrace Change, I whisper to myself

The act is a speedy/slow motion experience

you might say
once in a blue moon
you might say
catching spontaneity
you might say
mother nature caught in the act

Fall, Santo Spirito Church Cloister, Florence, Italy

Showering yellow leaves fall down upon my head
a golden, glittering morning dew blessed single leaf brushes my cheek and lands on my big toe...

leaning to collect this gift I step over an invisible line
one man installed
a sweet smiling security guard leads me away from the tree…no walking on the cloister grass "per favore Signora" he impresses firmly with his eyes and gentle touch upon my elbow

distracted by the showering I nod my understanding
amazing I breathe out
"thank you", I say aloud to the tree
the guard still eyeing me replies "prego, Signora"




Ginkgo Tree



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