The Giving Tree

Lyrica Glory

    • 12 X 12 inches
    • © 2015
    • Oil on Panel 
    • Unframed 
  • Storybook: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein  | The book follows the life of a female [apple] tree and a boy who are able to communicate with each other; the tree addresses the human as "Boy" his entire life. In his childhood, the boy enjoys playing with the tree, climbing her trunk, swinging from her branches, and eating her apples. However, as time passes he starts to make requests of the tree.

    After entering adolescence, the boy wants money; the tree suggests that he pick and sell her apples, which he does. After reaching adulthood, the boy wants a house; the tree suggests he cut her branches to build a house, which he does. After reaching middle age, the boy wants a boat; the tree suggests he cut her trunk to make a boat, which he does, leaving only a stump. Each such stage of giving by the tree ends with the sentence "And the tree was happy."

    In the final pages, the boy (now a shriveled old man) meets the tree once more. The tree sadly states she has nothing left to give, as her apples, branches, and trunk are gone and only a stump remains. But the boy wants only "a quiet place to sit and rest," which the stump can provide. This final stage of giving, and the entire story, end with the sentence "And the tree was happy."

  • Lyrica Glory is currently Director at Warholian, a press based arts publication situated in San Francsico, California. Warholian focuses on both emerging and established artists, and the communities that emerge from those aesthetics. As the “Vanity Fair of the arts world,” Warholian provides art-centric, interesting, quality content in all things creative.

    In 2011 Lyrica founded Patron of the Arts, a creative arts based organization that focuses on connecting artists to possibilities. Patron of the Arts features in depth artist interviews on up and coming artists that have a unique and collectible aesthetic.

    In December 2011 Patron of the Arts will be launching an exclusive online gallery, flush with emerging artists that are a solid investment, with price points under $500.

    Patron of the Arts also features an updated flow of information on gallery openings, art fairs and other news worthy art events through a direct newsfeed from various industry related news sources from around the world.

    Graduating from Loyola Marymount with a degree in Film Production. Lyrica spent 8 years in the Hollywood film industry at Paramount Studios, THX and Lightstorm Entertainment. Throughout the Hollywood years she also produced several short and independent films.

    Residing in San Mateo, California Lyrica is best known for her paintings constructed entirely out of glitter. Her process takes her into a world of playing with light itself, and she has learned to manipulate it in a way so that images come through clearly. Glitter is often used in the world of crafts, but Glory has used this medium to create fine art works based on a variety of subject matter. Lyrica Glory is the founder of Social Diversion a hand-made couture calling card company that has been enormously successful in the San Francisco bay area.
  • This piece will be on exhibit through May 9, 2015 and will be shipped within a week of the exhibition closing date. Shipping costs will be invoiced separately at the time of shipment for this piece. If you would like to arrange a gallery pickup, just add a note when checking out and we will contact you to schedule a time.

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