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Singing Tree Lithograph Poster 18 x 24 Singing Tree Lithograph Poster 18 x 24
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Product description: This is a vibrant poster of one of my favorite mixed media creations, "Singing Tree." I created “Singing Tree” during one of the most difficult periods in my life. In 2010, after a seemingly successful surgery, I took a trip to California, only to be air-vacced back to Yale Hospital in the middle of the night because my wound had burst and I had suddenly developed several fistulas. I spent almost three months at Yale, again being unable to eat or drink, as doctors wrapped their heads around healing this fistula and open wound. At a time when hope was extremely sparse, I yearned for some sort of outlet to express not only my agony, but the “me” that was laying dormant underneath the medical crisis – the “who I am” part of the patient – my vitality, ME. I found my way to painting accidentally on the road to healing. My mother went back to our house and gathered whatever art-related supplies she could find, running to an art store to grab some paints, brushes and scraps of felt on the way. Armed with these, a pad of canvas paper, and some Yale toilet paper for added texture, I obsessively created every day. Each morning before the doctors came in for rounds, I’d paint feverishly whatever abstraction came to mind and what evolved from my situation. When I completed my pieces, I felt like I had not only gotten out my frustrations and worry, but also found a place of joy and gratitude. I would put each canvas outside my hospital room, and soon the unit began to catch on, even taking patients by my room to see whatever I had created that day. Now, I was sustaining my aliveness and inspiring others, which filled myself with unanticipated meaning and satisfaction. Ironically, the darker the circumstances became, the more joyous my paintings seem today. Every tree seems to be singing and dancing, although the tear-drops and lightning bolts are always streaked across the bold backgrounds. Once I discovered painting, my world changed. I had found a way to express things that were too painful, complicated and overwhelming for words. Suddenly, when the uncertainty around me seemed frighteningly unmanageable, the strokes of my paintbrush could soothe me as I created a peaceful world that my soul longed to rest in as a place of peaceful solace. My passion could ignite instead of my anger and despair. And slowly, the good feelings overwhelmed the bad because I could control the positive world portrayed on my canvases with what my subconscious chose to create. And I still believe that attitude is everything. Although medical circumstances may be ongoing for me, I am long past my bleak days at Yale. With the amazing staff and support at the hospital, my wonderfully supportive family, my passion and a paintbrush, I was able to keep my soul alive for that uncertain time in my life. Life may always be predictable, but art can always find the beauty in the detours. Read more about Singing Tree and my story at amyoes.com Be sure to follow my blog at allspiceandacrylics.blogspot.com! With the poster, I also include my story!
 
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Singing Tree Lithograph Poster 18 x 24

Fine Art Prints by Amy Oestreicher

  • Shipping: $15.25
  • Product ID#: 207343
  • Dimensions: 18" width x24" height x0" depth
  • Materials: Fine Art Print
  • Colors: Blue, Brown, Green, Red, Yellow

Artwork Description: This is a vibrant poster of one of my favorite mixed media creations, "Singing Tree."
I created “Singing Tree” during one of the most difficult periods in my life. In 2010, after a seemingly successful surgery, I took a trip to California, only to be air-vacced back to Yale Hospital in ...
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Amy Oestreicher is a 28 year old actress, musician, teacher, composer, dancer, writer, artist, yogi, foodie, and general lover of life. Surviving and thriving through a coma, 27 surgeries and other trauma has inspired Amy to share her story with the world through her passionate desire to create and help others. Piecing her life together after her initial dreams of performing musical theatre took on a beautiful detour into broader horizons. Amy has written, directed and starred in a one woman musical about her life, Gutless & Grateful, has...read more