Tree of Life

the-tree-of-life-stoclet-frieze-c-1909 gustav klimt

Gustav Klimt

My favorite design motif is the Tree of Life.  The Tree of Life is used in just about every religion from Judaism and Christianity to Chinese mythology and German paganism.

Stefano Coccioli

Stefano Coccioli

On a screen of gold and silver leaf engraved on a gesso panel.  I could see this in a modern home with Asian accents.

Kiyo Miking

Kiyomi King

Or this rich vibrant watercolor with a flavor of the East hung over the  fireplace.  Looks just like the ultimate tapestry to me.

Warli Tribe

Warli Tribe

This is also a watercolor from the Warli Tribe in Maharashtra.  It is a monochromatic view of tribal life with an emphasis on geometric shapes.  I can just picture this against a turquoise blue wall.

photo taken by Lucas Nam in Vietnam

photo taken by Lucas Nam in Vietnam

Wish I had a description of this amazing Tree of Life, but my Spanish is not good enough to read Lucas Nam’s blog.  Meanwhile, just enjoy the beautiful colors and the context of the architecture.  I’m guessing a religious site?  Feel free to let me know!

Indian Cotton

Indian Cotton

Can you imagine this beautiful Indian Cotton as a bedspread…mmm…

9 Panels Oil Painting from Blue Moon Gallery

9 Panels Oil Painting from Blue Moon Gallery

I love this modern reinterpretation of a motif that has been used through the ages.  This would be spectacular in an Entry Foyer to a very hip office.

Necklace by Satya for Housing Works

Necklace by Satya for Housing Works

Last but not least, this  beautiful pendant by Satya Jewelry for Housing Works that I wear most days.

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