This year's Christmas tree painting evolved into a series of three, destined to become a patriotic, holiday tradition enjoyed all year long. Ford got so caught up in the development of this theme, that instead of choosing which idea to create, he chose to paint all of them.
In "Stars and Stripes Forever", Ford's American Christmas tree resonates with idealism, unity and independence--much like America herself. Old Glory lends Ford her stars to re-imagine and engage them in an infinite, shimmering dance. They playfully sparkle and wink, near and far, with the joy of the season.
Yet the carefree nature of the evening stars and skies are thoughtfully balanced by those ethereal, frosted pines, watching from a distance. They serve as gentle reminders that freedom has never been free, and the liberty we enjoy today must be watched and protected. Today, tomorrow and forever.