The Life Tree

24.00"W x 24.00"H x 2.0"D

$500 (Shipping Included)

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Shirley Slemc


Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: modern, industrial, urban, tree

Media: acrylic, particles, iron on wood

Size: 24"W x 24"H x 2"D

Year Created: 2015

Ready to Hang


The Life Tree is a romantic and whimsical depiction of a solitary tree whose branches and leaves extend bravely upwards toward the heavens above. Creatively presented on a box that has been hand-fashioned from recycled wood, tree itself is painted subtle tones of teal and pale green, and has been set against an exciting backdrop of robust rust colored patina. When you look upon this gorgeous statement piece, aptly named The Life Tree, you will have a spiritually profound revelation of its true meaning and significance.

A Word From Shirley:

Trees have always had a special place in my heart. Call me a tree hugging hippie, I’ll take it! It’s just that I find such wonder in trees. Their seasonal cycles remind me about the cyclical nature of life itself. Every time a tree blooms, I get excited by the concept that they are literally being “reborn” with thousands of new possible leaves. Even thinking about it now puts a smile on my face!

An artist, designer and owner of Shirley’s Loft, Shirley uses acrylics, mica pigments, resin, and other materials to create free-flowing, original paintings for both living and working spaces. She begins with a blank canvas and no idea which colors will be used or how the final piece will look. Using her God-given creativity, Shirley channels her emotions and experiences through her fingers and onto the canvas. A family affair, her talented husband makes each canvas and finished pieces are named by one of her four sons. There is no lid on Shirley’s box! Her creations are inspired by her designer’s eye, but also rooted in her deep Christian faith. She doesn’t know what is next, what she’ll be called to create—because she is truly called to use her artistic gifts to reach others, with urban Cleveland Art, African Art, Christian Art, and Contemporary Abstract Art. She is excited to see what is next! In Shirley’s opinion, art should never be limited to hanging on a wall. She is an experienced interior staging specialist and interior designer—as well as an artist. For many years, she has paired her love of painting and talent for interior design to create beautiful, inspired, spaces for others. Shirley’s Loft trades in everything from contemporary and abstract art to custom tables, doors, and a whole lot more. She transforms spaces by adding color, personality, emotion and sophistication. Shirley is happy to collaborate with those wanting to commission a piece of custom art.

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