On June 6, 2006 at the planting of the Wye Oak Clone and Wye Oak Artist Exhibition in Wye Oak State Park, artist Lawrence Romorini unveiled his latest piece of art, “The Life Of A Tree,” commemorating the extraordinary and beloved Wye Oak, which was felled by lightening in 2002, after approximately 450 years on the Eastern Shore in Maryland.
The art, which is 72” x 38” x 9.5” features an actual branch from the Wye Oak, mounted on a scroll with an artistic rendition of the tree and its radius. These 450 concentric rings offer an appreciation for both the remarkable size and longevity of this mighty oak.
Starting with the acorn on the upper left, miniaturized photographs, memorabilia and three-dimensional symbols serve as some reminders of the long history that transpired for the nation and Maryland during the 450+ years that the Wye Oak lived on the Eastern Shore.
Some of the three-dimensional items include:
This artistic chronology ends at the bottom right with an acorn, symbolizing “The Life of A Tree” that carries on into the future.
“The Wye Oak story is truly One of a Kind - a story of endurance, growth and rebirth. I found extraordinary beauty, texture and authenticity in the actual branch and an exciting challenge in celebrating its greatness,” says Romorini. “I want people to appreciate both the grandeur of the tree and the amount of history that has transpired since the Wye Oak was a small acorn.”
Note: Lawrence Romorini transforms miniaturized photographs, publications and actual 3-dimensional memorabilia into fascinating works of art with unique design concepts for corporate anniversary and executive retirement tributes. These creative portraits become the highlight of a special event. Then on display in a lobby, boardroom or home, the art becomes an enduring legacy. Romorini’s commissions include art for Oprah Winfrey, Merrill Lynch, Southwest Airlines, Michael Jordan, Wilmington Trust, American Institute of Architects. Romorini is founder of One Of A Kind Art Studio. So far, he has created over 700 pieces of art.
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