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This artwork was created in the Palm Beaches in 2013 as a piece created for a commission I was hired to do has become one of my best selling pieces of art. The concept behind this art is this: Here stands an old Kapok tree whose unlikely life begins as a wayward seed that somehow finds itself in a most precarious situation; tossed among rocks and concrete slabs next to an ocean of salt water with very little soil to take root. But in a miraculous way, it overcomes nature's negatives that surround it and threatens its very existence and the seed takes root and begins to grow. It eventually becomes a thriving, vibrant tree in spite of all the obstacles present in its environment. It adapts; it does what it takes to not only survive, but to even excel beyond any one’s expectations. It is standing here now as a monument to the strength of tenacity that issued into real action. The story of the Old Kapok Tree is an example of what it means to overcome the worse kind of adversity and succeed. What we see depicted in this piece of art is this exceptional life in the twilight of its existence standing in all of its glorious victory with a magical sunset to represent a beautiful ending to an amazing life. The artwork is meant to mirror the best of who we are as human beings when we overcome the adversities that occur in all of our lives and excel.

The Old Kapok Tree - 24” x 16” Canvas Gallery Wrap

  • Limited Edition Canvas: Hahnemuhle Daguerre Canvas is used for all canvas art. This art is created one at a time by hand involving several hours work. Each piece is signed, numbered, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

    All canvas artwork comes stretched on a 1 1/2" gallery wrap stretcher bar frame ready to hang on your wall.

    7” x 5” Greeting Card: All greeting cards are printed on heavy, high-end, 96lb. High Gloss, card stock. All cards are 5" x 7" folded and include an envelope. Greeting cards available in customer created discounted sets of 15 for $39. Cards can be bought as singles or in any number you wish, with no minimum.

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Christopher Gatelock
Surrealist, Multimedia Artist 

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