Authentic trees have become synonymous with the idea of a quintessential holiday. However, as a commodity that consumers have very little connection to the production and life cycle of, holiday trees stand as an symbol of modern consumerism. Most trees grow for seven to ten years before they are sent to market, and once it has played its part in the tradition, the tree loses its symbolic value and is discarded. By focusing on the repetition of this motif, this series seeks to assemble a greater picture of mass consumption.       View this gallery as a grid
       
     
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 Authentic trees have become synonymous with the idea of a quintessential holiday. However, as a commodity that consumers have very little connection to the production and life cycle of, holiday trees stand as an symbol of modern consumerism. Most trees grow for seven to ten years before they are sent to market, and once it has played its part in the tradition, the tree loses its symbolic value and is discarded. By focusing on the repetition of this motif, this series seeks to assemble a greater picture of mass consumption.       View this gallery as a grid
       
     

Authentic trees have become synonymous with the idea of a quintessential holiday. However, as a commodity that consumers have very little connection to the production and life cycle of, holiday trees stand as an symbol of modern consumerism. Most trees grow for seven to ten years before they are sent to market, and once it has played its part in the tradition, the tree loses its symbolic value and is discarded. By focusing on the repetition of this motif, this series seeks to assemble a greater picture of mass consumption. 

 

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SWeeden_AmericanTradition-5.jpg
       
     
SWeeden_AmericanTradition-11.jpg
       
     
SWeeden_AmericanTradition25.jpg
       
     
SWeeden_AmericanTradition-2-2.jpg
       
     
SWeeden_XMAS-8.jpg
       
     
SWeeden_Christmas_-9.jpg
       
     
SWeeden_Christmas_-10.jpg
       
     
SWeeden_Christmas_-17.jpg
       
     
SWeeden_Christmas_-11.jpg
       
     
SWeeden_AmericanTradition26.jpg
       
     
SWeeden_AmericanTradition-7.jpg
       
     
SWeeden_Christmas_-12.jpg
       
     
SWeeden_Christmas_-22.jpg
       
     
SWeeden_AmericanTradition27.jpg
       
     
SWeeden_Christmas_-25.jpg
       
     
SWeeden_Christmas_-13.jpg
       
     
SWeeden_XMAS-7.jpg
       
     
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