Acrylic on fiberboard, app, 6x15 inches. Tree no.2 in the Christmas Trees From Other Planets
In the event that I may be accused of perpetuating a fraud, I must state at the outset that this is not a tree per se. It is actually the transparent husk of a faoan parasite. These creatures attach themselves to the great two-headed Janus Whales that populate the planet wide oceans of Ap, a Jupiter sized world that orbits the star Epsilon Monocerotis. These discarded husks are gathered by the natives (who look remarkably like can openers) and filled with heavy Mercurochrome (hence the reddish hue). They are then exported to many Christmas celebrating planets (though not, unfortunately, Earth - for we have no free trade agreement with Ap... yet. Write your congressman.)
Keb acquired this one on the black market. It stands tonight on the northwest sound of Beechey.
Oh, and the Mercurochrome comes from one of Ap's many underground
Mercurochrome oceans. Ap is a damned wet place, Sylvester.
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