“The Bead Tree” Soft City Collection
“The Bead Tree” is a 16×20″ original painting, created with oil paints on a birch panel by Stephanie T. Gaffney. This soft, yet colorful, wall art was inspired by New Orlean’s 2022 Mardi Gras celebrations as an ode to Carnival. Stephanie desires to share the side of the city that often goes unseen by visitors or tourists: a quiet moment before dawn, and a passing glimpse of the sunsetting over the famous St. Charles Avenue, and more. If you’re looking for a piece of original art that will captivate the eye and transport you to a moment of solitary bliss in historic south Louisiana, this is the perfect one for you.
This original oil painting is coated with a protective varnish to ensure that the pigment will last a lifetime.
“A “bead tree” is a popular sight in New Orleans that remains adorned for months after carnival season: when you walk past one, you can can almost hear the fading sounds of a brass ensemble as they make their way around the corner. The beads sparkle in the sun as if they had just been thrown that day… just like the water drops shimmer in the sun right after it rains. To visitors, it may seem trashy to leave the beads where they landed, but to us, they’re a daily reminder of a helluva good time. ‘Til next time…” -Stephanie