The Historic Trees of Toomer's Corner | Auburn, Alabama
Unframed - 16 X 25½ in. $125 | Framed and matted - 21 x 31 in. $275
The fight to save Auburn University's iconic oak trees known as the Toomer's Corner Oaks is a race against the clock. Will the trees succumb to an attempt to poison them? As horticulturalists battle to keep the trees alive, Stephen Malkoff's artistic memory of the trees reminds generations of their once regal appearance.This summer the dying trees were severely pruned in an effort to save them. Consideration is being given to replace them.
Tradition has it that the trees are strung in toilet paper when the Auburn Tigers win a football game. Today, experts continue to hold out little hope that the two historic trees may survive the intentional herbicide spraying said to have been caused by an angered fan of an arch rival university.
Hand crafted in exquisite detail each print is signed and numbered by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Limited to only 5,000 prints and 100 giclées. This latest work will no doubt become a collectible as has previous Stephen Malkoff art. A portion of the proceeds will go to restore and protect our historic trees throughout the United States.
Visit the Gallery Shop to purchase a print or giclée either unframmed or custom framed with triplle matting in school colors. All prints are lithographed on 100% acid-free Strathmore museum-quality paper.
Artist Stephen Malkoff
Nationally recognized nature artist Stephen Malkoff of Enterprise, Alabama is featured in Southern Living, Country Living and Guidepost magazines. He is one of the only living artists whose work is permanently displayed in the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. Malkoff is the subject of a Florida Public Television one hour documentary:Tree Lines: The Art of Stephen Malkoff.
Malkoff's subjects stretch from Florida to Hawaii...the Great Northwest to the Southern reaches of the U.S. His work is an important part the National Historic Tree Registry.
There is also another side of Stephen Malkoff's art. Visit the Malkoff Gallery website, to see his extraordinary artistic talent at work on university and college campuses capturing the icons and architecture that are lasting memories of students and alumni.