Monica Giglio has a canny
ability to come up with just the right amount of variation
in her tree series to keep audiences enthralled.
Her images evoke a mix of poetic mood and intense exuberance,
suggesting at once the beauty of nature and the imagery
of pop art the movement that flourished from the
late 1950s to the early 1970s, mainly in the USA and Britain,
that was based on popular culture.
Giglio integrates representational imagery
with the nonfigurative, the reality with illusions. She
sees trees as a metaphor for the life of an individual.
In her eyes, the trunk represents the core of a person’s
being, who that person is at heart. The roots are their
beliefs, their support structure. Organic and abstract shapes
in tree branches illustrate transformation, not just once
but many times in people’s lives as they must reinvent
themselves, change and grow continually throughout life.
Even broken branches become part of the beauty and design.
Several works by Giglio have been published
in the internationally circulated Welcome Home Magazine,
as well as other publications. She has developed art education
curriculum for private schools, and teaches private drawing
lessons. She is known through both her exhibitions and her