Guardian, by Amanda Carlin
Oil on canvas, 12"x16", May 2021.
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Painting Series: PORTRAIT OF A TREE
(Series statement written on April 2021).
Arbor Day—which literally translates to “tree” day from the Latin origin of the word arbor—is a holiday that celebrates the planting, upkeep, and preservation of trees.
For centuries, communities spanning the globe have found various ways to honor nature and the environment. However, the appreciation of trees and forests in modern times can be largely attributed to Arbor Day. And although Arbor Day may not have the same clout as holidays like Valentine’s Day or St. Patrick’s Day (or even Earth Day), it has a history with strong roots that branched out across multiple nations.
Arbor Day 2021 will occur on Friday, April 30, and is typically celebrated on the last Friday in April in the United States. The Spanish village of Mondoñedo held the first documented arbor plantation festival in the world organized by its mayor in 1594.
The first American Arbor Day was originated in Nebraska City, Nebraska by J. Sterling Morton. On April 10, 1872, an estimated one million trees were planted there.
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