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Ginko Leaves - Works on Paper, Pastel and Mixed Media by Caroline Seibert

Free - In the Lincoln Theatre's Art Gallery - Throughout August & September

 
Artists of every medium have been attracted to and inspired by Ginkgo biloba, also called the Maidenhair tree, a deciduous conifer, a living fossil, unchanged since the time of dinosaurs. From a single bud, several leaves emerge in the spring, each a separate design, unlike any other leaf known on our planet today. Prior to the Ice Age, the tree was common throughout America. Thought to be extinct, a cultivar of Gingko biloba survived, discovered in China where the tree, now sacred, symbolizes love, peace, hope, and longevity.

 
Artists of every medium have been attracted to and inspired by Ginkgo biloba, also called the Maidenhair tree, a deciduous conifer, a living fossil, unchanged since the time of dinosaurs. From a single bud, several leaves emerge in the spring, each a separate design, unlike any other leaf known on our planet today. Prior to the Ice Age, the tree was common throughout America. Thought to be extinct, a cultivar of Gingko biloba survived, discovered in China where the tree, now sacred, symbolizes love, peace, hope, and longevity.
 
From its bright green display in spring to its fluttering summertime expression, culminating in its bright yellow, often bleeding to rust, autumn dressing - the tree, a sculpture in winter - the Ginkgo biloba leaf became an object to collect in the fall, pressed between the pages of books, and then as an inspiration for Ginkgo Leaves - Works on Paper.
 
Proceeds benefit Humane Society of Skagit County and the Lincoln Theatre