Tree of Life

 I am fascinated with trees lately...maybe due to those gorgeous reds and oranges out there now. Tree of life imagery has been around for thousands of years, in cultures worldwide. Here's a quote from wikipedia,

"The concept of a tree of life, a many-branched tree illustrating the idea that all life on earth is related, has been used in science, religion, philosophy, mythology, and other areas. A tree of life is variously: a motif in various world theologies, mythologies, and philosophies; a mystical concept alluding to the interconnectedness of all life on our planet; and a metaphor for common descent in the evolutionary sense."
This one above is from India.
 Here is Gustav Klimt's beautiful golden tree.
 I painted this one several years ago...
Here's a tiny one I painted this weekend, just for fun. It's only about six inches tall. I think I will be painting more of these in the near future...once all the grad school papers are out the door!


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