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"The Mandalina Tree": 5x7 Fine Art Print
"The Mandalina Tree": 5x7 Fine Art Print
"The Mandalina Tree": 5x7 Fine Art Print

"The Mandalina Tree": 5x7 Fine Art Print

Regular price
$16.00
Sale price
$16.00

About This Listing
This is a gallery-quality fine art print featuring Bryana's original gouache illustration for her poem "The Mandalina Tree," first published in Bracken Magazine. The print measures 5x7 inches, including a 0.5 inch white border around the perimeter of the piece, and is signed and labelled with pencil in the bottom margin. It is printed on 230 gsm archival matte paper. Each print is accompanied by a copy of the poem (shown in the second listing photo). All prints are archival and unframed. 

Bryana Says
When I was a child growing up in central and northern Turkey, decorative bowls loaded with pyramids of mandalinas (mandarin oranges) were harbingers of Christmas in our house. Also, Celine Dion singing “Happy Xmas (War Is Over),” a refrain that rang close to home for me as I watched the chaos of the War on Terror unfolding in the news from the perspective of a young person with strong roots in the Middle East. I was in my teens when my family relocated to the US, and I remember finding a mandarin-scented candle in Wal-Mart and keeping it in my sock drawer for at least two years because I simply couldn’t bear to burn up that smell of home. This poem recounts those memories, and suggests that the absurd event of Christmas invites us to let go of all our self-defensive dysfunctions, and step into the sweet, defenceless lowliness of the baby in the hay.

Shipping Notice
Your print will be packaged in a protective plastic sleeve and shipped to you in a stayflat rigid mailer. Please allow 2-4 business days for this item to ship. Shipping is free within the United States, and international shipping options are available at checkout. 

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