Description The Tree of Life has symbolic significance in many cultures: from Turkic to Celtic shamanism, Korean and Mayan mythology and even in modern day Hollywood movies, like Avatar. The tree of life is still being used to make the point that we are all connected with nature: we are all intrinsically linked, however hard we try to split up into tribes, political parties, religious organisations, or even gender. We are one – humankind - and we are, whether we like it or not, a component part of nature, not the masters of it.For me, trees have always been important. There is something awe inspiring when standing at the base of a Redwood in northern California, or a great Oak in a London park. But my favorite trees are the ancient Olive trees of Beitez and Mazi. Imagining what the tree has witnessed over its lifetime, as well as the bio-mechanical genius of their design and function. 'The ground's generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty!. Try to be more like the ground.' ~ The Sufi, MevlanaORIGINAL AVAILABLE - PLEASE CONTACT KRIS FOR DETAILS. Prints also available directly from the artist.
Kris Manvell, Myndos, Turkey Member Since December 2010 Artist Statement Kris Manvell is a full-time, professional, artist. A musician, poet, writer, partner, father, raw food Vegan living in Turkey - raising awareness of women's rights, and human rights for animals...
'Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls' ~ Mevlana
"I have lived a magical life with amazing people - a grand adventure. What more could I ask than to follow my dreams: to love and laugh, paint and play music, to write and to have travelled the world.
I care not for the past, what fame I have acrued or for any list of accomplishments. Ambition was a hard task master and lead me astray, I know better now and live my life without harming anyone, including myself".
'People fancy they are enjoying
themselves,but they are really tearing out their wings for the sake of an illusion'. ~ Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)