Commentary: Tree of Life

Tree of Life in All Seasons: Fruits of Golden Rings
Tree of Life in All Seasons: Fruits of Golden Rings


For the last twenty five years I have been slowly developing a personal myth in visual media on the theme of " The Tree of Life".  To me Tree of life is a quintessential symbol for Creation which in turn, for me,is synonymous with words, cosmos, uiverse and nature.  Through this theme, I am able to  speculate and express my thoughts concerning nature of world, of mankind and  his place in the world.    

 

Easiest way to understand my work is to see it as my version of Christmas Tree, except its infinitely extending Christmas Tree.    

 

 With the Tree of Life theme, I would first like to state the unity of all things and uniqueness of each.  That is everyone,  everything, whether it be small or large, bright or neutral, ugly or beautiful, inert or alive, is needed to make the  whole complete.  While we are all a part of greater whole,  we are also all unique, and I feel its important for each of us to realize our uniqueness and potential. When that occurs, for some reason, I feel  the universe effloresce. This I believe is the purpose of  the Creation ( no religion intended), and is the point I would like to express the most in my Tree of Life works.

 

The other subject matter that I'm interested in expressing and speculating through this theme is the nature of Soul. I'm incline to think  soul is something near eternal, that it goes through various stages of metmorphosis in which human stage is but one and perhaps a childhood stage at that. Future works well dwell in this aspect of the "Tree of Life"

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