Artists at the Spindleworks Art Center in Brunswick are preparing to send 24 ornaments to the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington, DC. Selected by the Maine Arts Commission to represent the state at this event, the artists are creating their interpretations of iconic Maine imagery on each ornament. Mediums as diverse as painting, sculpture, and weaving have been utilized by the artists working on the project so far.
"I like designing a feeling of Maine," says artist Micah Webbert as he paints balsam trees onto an ornament's surface, "I think the ornaments on the tree are going to be spectacular." Over the next month, Spindleworks artists will continue working with the plastic globes provided by the National Park Foundation, turning each one into a unique piece of art.