Thursday, March 11, 2010

Poster Sketch: The Tree of Life

The affinities of all the beings of the same class have sometimes been represented by a great tree... As buds give rise by growth to fresh buds, and these if vigorous, branch out and overtop on all sides many a feebler branch, so by generation I believe it has been with the great Tree of Life, which fills with its dead and broken branches the crust of the earth, and covers the surface with its ever branching and beautiful ramifications.

- Charles Darwin, 1859

The term “Tree of Life” means different things to many people. It is a common concept in many cultures, similar to the Gaia Theory, in which all living things are connected and together make up a single entity or organism. Images of this great tree are breathtakingly beautiful, and artists from all mediums often try to convey their unique interpretation of it.

This week’s Poster Sketch is dedicated to the Tree of Life, which is a popular muse for many jewelry artists. Featured in this collection are a few examples of how the tree can be recreated in jewelry, as well as a few inspiring and colorful images by our fellow artists.

Etsy Picks: The Tree of Life

Row 1:

Sparkly Green Tree of Life Resin Pendant by Nixcreations
Tree of Life and Love Necklace by mysticorb
Auburn Sunset Fused Dichroic Glass Pendant by ccvalenzo
Harvest Moon Art Print by blendastudio

Row 2:

Hand-Etched Swirling Tree of Life Pendant by uniquedichroic
Sterling and Ammonite Tree of Life Pendant by shellamie
Tree of Life Circle Wall Art by heartworks
Tree of Life Engraved Stone Paperweight by sjengraving

Row 3:

Reversible Leafy Copper Pendant by BethMillner
Goddess Art Print by EtherealArt
The Four Seasons Tree of Life Pendant by Ethora
Tree of Life Charm Locket by SparklePeach

Row 4:

Tree of Life Creamy Shea Soap by bubbletub
Tree of Life Silver Botanical Necklace by GloriousGirlJewelry
Tree of Life Earrings by BelladonnasJoy
Agate Slice Tree of Life Necklace by WireGirl

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  1. Thank you so much for including my Reversible Copper Leafy Trees of Life Pendant! I really appreciate it =)

  2. Thank You Mortira for featuring me in your poster sketch ! A beautiful array !
    Very nice blog. I will bookmark you!

  3. Hi Mortira, What an interesting and inspiring blog post. I even learn a few new things about the tree of life. Jewelery artists, your work is simply beautiful, all of it! Here's sending you a very special thank you for including BlendaStudio art!
    All my best,


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