Summerhill Maple Leaf 2017
This ornament has been handcrafted from a real maple leaf felled in the Queen’s University Arboretum in front of Summerhill. (small-palm sized, single-sided)
My work is inspired by mother nature's creations; the contrast of simplicity and intricate fine details. The beauty and significance of the maple seemed most important to celebrate this year.
The maple tree has been significant for centuries to indigenous people. They were the first to discover its sap as a source of energy and nutrition; a sacred gift from the Creator.
The ten native species of maple trees that grow across Canada teach us the lesson that hard work reaps great rewards and blessings from its valuable wood and sweet sap, to its great beauty in our landscape. It’s the perfect symbol to represent us all as we begin the next 150 years together.
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If you missed us at the Fat Goose fair this year, find us at the Holiday Market, Girls’ Night Out, or at the Queen’s University campus bookstore. Or have this gift wrapped and delivered to you, in time for gift giving!