Bottle Tree



91 X 91 X 244 cm
acrylic on wood; beads, glitter, and acrylic on glass
(2010)



African American slaves used to hang empty bottles on trees outside their cabins to catch evil spirits while they slept. These trees still dot the Deep Southern landscape, traditionally with blue bottles. This is my version.

 

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