Tree of Life by Henk Vos
The Branch Man cast in bronze by Henk Vos .
The Tree of Life is a recognized symbol in most cultures and I love to see all the different interpretations.
Embroidered Tree of Life, North India
Tribal Dhokra Statue, India
The Soteno Trees of Life, Mexico.
Artists have been using the symbol for centuries and what really fascinates me is the fact that you can even see it in ancient petroglyphs and rock paintings. I'm drawn to art featuring the Tree of Life and have used it myself in many of my carvings.
Tree of Life by Gustav Klimt
As usual I've tried to choose my favourites out of hundreds of images.
Photograph by David Rose.
A group of Mozambican artists created this Tree of Life sculpture out of decommissioned weapons. Mozambicans are encouraged to find hidden weapons used in the civil war of 1976-1992. These weapons can be exchanged for items like sewing machines, ploughs and bicycles. One village found enough weapons to exchange for a tractor.
Photograph by David Rose. Tree Sculpture made entirely from machine guns, grenade launchers and pistols.
On the lighter side, here is Keith Harings version of The Tree of Life.
Kako Ueda creates the most intricate paper cuts. This is her Tree of Life below. To see more of her work go here.
Last of all ...... photos of one of my carvings.