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 Bountiful Orchards


Item#: 2016SYR07

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11x17-inches, printed on heavy weight (100-pound) Hammermill cover paper. We package each print with a piece of chipboard in a clear plastic sleeve.

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An information page with photos of the artist and poet, and hand-written comments from each.

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Bountiful Orchards

poster information


Bountiful orchards
Pumpkin patches, Trick—or—Treat
Oh, crisp, sweet autumn

This is my ode to autumn. Fall is one of my favorite seasons; you don't have the strong heat of summer, it's before bone-chilling winters, and it's not as rainy as spring. It's harvest time, time to reap the land. If a seed was put in the ground, water it, and we get rewarded with the food we need to sustain our lives. Thank you, Mother Earth. Thank you for being so kind to us.

The phase “trick-or-treat” caught my interest immediately. I love Halloween. The costumes, pranks and free candy are all I need to feel like a kid again. Sugary smiles and the crunching of fall leaves beneath little kid feet bring great joy to me, and it is full of warm memories.

I have always admired both abstract and surreal artwork, so I tried to implement that conceptually into my poster, by placing the children in the leaves, so they are one with nature. Leaves come in a variety of shapes, colors, and hues similar to the diversity of the world and Syracuse University in particular. Every leaf is beautiful and constantly changing, like children who go through changes and someday become adults. I wanted the boys and girls in my poster to represent different types of beautiful leaves, innocent and pure. I wanted them to look like a lovely group of friends having a great time together.