Tree of Life
Following on from my Shakespeare tree, I was inspired to create a tree by adding text from vintage/shabby bibles . I wanted the theme to be “The Tree of Life” from the bible and added as many verses as I could find referring to this. I found 12 different fruits mentioned in the bible. I wanted the artwork to be something you could go back to many times and always see/read something different
I saw a tree with the branches facing outwards like wings with birds flying into the tree and some nesting in the branches. As the piece evolved, I hid all sort of things into the tree that you will only find on close inspection !
My Tree of life is dedicated to the memory of my first born son James who died ( 23/12/14) , in a tragic road traffic accident while cycling . He was just 22 yrs. I was halfway through this piece at the time and the tree evolved as I worked through my grief. This work took me six months to complete.
The original artwork is not for sale, though it is available for exhibitions. On viewing the original, I add a magnifying glass which is needed to view full detail and to read the text.
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