On Day 30 I was lucky to go to another exhibition – this time to Made Here By Hand at Midland Junction Arts Centre. It was a display of artworks created by workshop participants.
One participant had created a beautiful, intricate piece of textile art called The Tree Of Life.
It reminded me that tree of life symbolism has a very long history, crossing many cultures. The Tree Of Life symbolises many things including:
- Connection to all things
- No one is an island
- Continuity through generations
Celtic people had a profound appreciation for what trees provided – food, shelter, warmth, home for many animals and insects, and special powers to take care of all life on Earth.
I think we need more Celtic like reverence for trees.