“The Bead Tree” is a fine art giclée reproduction painting of an original oil painting from Stephanie T. Gaffney’s recent collection, “Soft City Collection.” 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.
“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
This is a fine art giclee reproduction of an original painting, paper and canvas prints available. Signed in gold oil pen by Stephanie T. Gaffney.
Cropping and Framing: The un-stretched canvas prints are printed with the image extending to the edges of the canvas, resembling the original painting. The paper prints are designed to have a white border, and are intended to be matted and framed.
In an effort to offer a variety of standard sizes, some of the ratios are cropped and vary slightly from the listing photo.
Color: Please note that color varies from computer screen to computer screen. The images of this piece are represented as accurately as possible.