From the Art By Cedar Archives: Intertwining Trees

Before I became serious about creating an entire body of artwork centered around trees, I had already discovered that I loved painting them.

There is a famous pair of baobab trees in Madagascar that inspired the theme of this painting. They intertwine sort of like this. Do a Google image search for “Baobab of Love” to see pictures.

Intertwining Trees. 24" x 18", Acrylic on Canvas, © 2005 Cedar Lee
Intertwining Trees. 24″ x 18″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2005 Cedar Lee

I do think this image of giant trees growing around each other is a great symbol for enduring love. Because of the rich symbolism in this painting, the image has been used a few times over the years in a symbolic context: on people’s wedding invitations, and I believe once as the image on one couple’s ketubah (Jewish marriage contract.)

Looking back on it 12 years after creating it, I still think it’s beautiful.

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