Retro Christmas Tree On Vintage Gold
Digital Art - Digital Graphic
I enjoy working in graphic art and patterns and this is a newly created piece consisting of a graphic art Christmas Tree. I designed the retro style and shaped tree using vintage patterns reworked digitally with its abstract style tree and star pattern. I placed it on a background of a lace pattern which I also reworked digitally into shades of gold with a slight distressed and pop art appearance. The large circles on the tree portray stylized ornaments which help make this a festive Christmas image.
Christmas ornaments on trees are thought to have started with a German tradition of placing things like candles and fruits on evergreen trees around the 16th century. Christians adopted this tradition for Christmas celebrations and it spread across Europe. It is thought that German immigrants brought the tradition over to America as they settled in the United States. Soon by the late 1800’s the ornaments were made of glass and imported to America. The American industry caught on and Christmas ornaments nowadays are made in many styles and materials. Christmas Trees with ornaments became an American tradition and is celebrated with festive colors and designs.
September 19th, 2021
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