My current work in progress is a gigantic "tree of life" in a guest bedroom. I'm loving working with the style and colors of this piece! I think my favorite part of this mural is the fact that it's going to be a 3-d/mixed media mural when it's all finished! In between the branches and flowers of this tree will be framed old black and white family photos! I can't wait to show you how this looks when it's all painted and the photos go up. How would YOU spice up a family photo wall?
The "tree of life" is ubiquitous and meaningful to cultures and religions all over the world. I love all the different meanings. Check it out:
"The concept of a tree of life has been used in science, religion, philosophy, and mythology. A tree of life is a common motif in various world theologies, mythologies, and philosophies. It alludes to the interconnection of all life on our planet and serves as a metaphor for common descent in theevolutionary sense. The term tree of life may also be used as a synonym for sacred tree.
The tree of knowledge, connecting to heaven and the underworld, and the tree of life, connecting all forms of creation, are both forms of the world tree or cosmic tree, according to the Encyclopædia Britannica, and are portrayed in various religions and philosophies as the same tree."