Stephanie’s trees evoke themes of nature, renewal, and rebirth. Her most iconic tree is inspired by the blowing winds of Hurricane Katrina.
While learning metal art, Stephanie became enamored of the bottle tree mythology. In African folklore bottle trees guard the home and trap spirits called “haints,” that are drawn to the brightly-colored bottles and dissipate with morning’s light.
These trees still possess magic. While traveling the country bringing her work to private collections, art fairs, galleries, and public installations, Stephanie has found that bottle trees bring diverse audiences together to celebrate folklore and community.
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