Trees of Life Exhibit by Veronica Castillo

CORRECTION: This calendar entry was orginally posted for Jan. 4. However, it has been updated with the correct date of Jan. 15. 

Forest Hills Library proudly presents Veronica Castillo and an exhibit of her Trees of Life. 

"I thank the universe for having been in the midst of the intergenerated family, the creators of the Tree of LIfe. Playing with the elements of life LAND, WATER, AIR, and FIRE is special.. one can create pieces that .. tell the history of families or of cultures or societies that have vanished." 

The exhibit will open on January 15 through March 15, 2017. It is free and open to the public. The reception is Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 6 p.m. and will also be open to the public. 

Trees of Life are typically composed of clay and mimic the form of a tree with branches that are decorated with leaves, flowers, human figures and animals.

Traditionally, the sculptures featured characters from the Bible, but over time, but over time a variety of themes and subjects have been introduced. 

Veronica’s tees of life provide an education about the tradition and history of the sculptures and challenges notions about where the popular art form falls on the art spectrum.