The Survivor Tree 9/11 art print by Maria Hunt. Our art prints are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All art prints include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.
After 9/11, the only surviving tree was discovered at Ground Zero in early October. It was removed from the rubble and taken to the the Arboretum in... more
After 9/11, the only surviving tree was discovered at Ground Zero in early October. It was removed from the rubble and taken to the the Arboretum in Brooklyn, severely damaged, with snapped roots, burned and broken branches. After recovery and rehabilitation, the tree was returned to the Memorial in 2010. The gnarled stumps had new limbs, creating a living reminder of resilience, survival and rebirth -- and, of OUR shared strength in the face of tragedy. Surrounded by 400 Swamp White Oaks, the lone Callery pear tree is the first to bloom and the last to shed its leaves every year.
Jin Lee recorded a time-lapse video showing the blooming of the delicate blossoms from the stark branches..(911 Memorial)
2nd place tie - Remembering Nine Eleven Contest 9/15/18
Special thanks to the following groups for featuring this painting:
Lyrical Trees - 08/03/2018
Images That Excite...07/15/2018
About Maria Hunt
"ART, something I always wanted as part of my life, HAS become a passion that fills my soul, and leaves me full of joy, one brushstroke at a time."
After 30 years as a successful business woman, Maria Hunt, finding the nest empty, and having fulfilled her role as financial contributor, retired to the Palm Springs area, pursuing her childhood dream of studying and creating art. She started in 2000 with art classes at College of the Desert. She refined her skills in plein air painting by attending workshops across the U.S. The years left to get "really good" at art are diminishing, and her focus is laser sharp. She spends one week a month teaching art to Children (and older versions of children) She...