The hurricane season is over, but the Gulf of Mexico coast has not yet recovered from several hurricanes. One local artist found use for his wreckage, making the beauty of what was broken.
The artist Carl Clark from Southern Veranda Florals calls it “Sally Zeta Lost Art Christmas Tree”. He made the whole Christmas tree out of garbage from his own yard after Hurricane Sally. He also made another wish tree from a broken television antenna after his friend found it on his roof after the storm. The gifts were replaced by fragments of earthenware.
Clark hopes that people will be inspired by the beauty of what crashed during the storm. “While the wreckage and maps remain the same, the flowers will wither and die, and I think that’s symbolic too – life goes on,” said Bryant Whelan, executive director of the East Coast Arts Center.
Clarke’s Christmas trees are on display at the center, and you can see them in the coming weeks.