My Tree of Life series is stylized and comes mostly from my imagination. Here I use tree imagery in symbolic ways, with less focus on realistic depiction.
This focus on symbolism has freed me to incorporate all kinds of imagery that I see in my mind: over-sized moons and suns, the silhouettes of small people, flying birds, abstract patterns of rocks and tree roots underground, and tendrils of color that swirl through the sky.
I often think of the people depicted under one of my trees as having traveled to pay a reverent visit to the majestic tree, seeking wisdom and a perpective of the bigger picture while resting under its sheltering branches.
The Tree of Life symbolically encompasses all living things and the cyclical nature of the universe. Perfectly balanced, the roots reside under the earth while the branches reach into the heavens.