This one of a kind piece is sculpted of Jewelry Grade copper, with semiprecious stones as the leaves. It is inspired by the colors of autumn. This sculpture stands 6 inches tall.
I am willing to negotiate to make a sculpture that is smaller or larger if you are interested, or of different colors. Or, if this is as a gift, I can also make a "Family Tree" with genuine gemstone birthstones, photo charms, etc. I also make matching necklaces, earrings, and brooches (such as : http://www.etsy.com/listing/52095565/tree-of-life-necklace-earring-set-autumn ) Just drop me a convo or an email - mandalarain [!at] gmail.com - if you want to discuss possibilities!
About the Tree of Life:
The Tree of Life is a beautiful and poignant symbol found throughout religions, cultures, and philosophies world-wide.
From its first appearance in written history as part of the Osiris Legend, as the world pillar supporting the Universe,
To the Jewish mystics studying it in the context of the Kabbalah as a symbol of widsom and a system of organizing knowledge, and with the Torah being called a Tree of Life. .
to Shamans seeing the tree as a symbol for ascending and descending into the levels of existence: the underworld, the middle world of daily life, and the heavens (the Axis Mundi) .. .
to Celtic and Pagan people honoring sacred trees. . . .
to its repeated mention in the Christian bible, as part of the Creation story (the Tree of Life in the garden), and its being equated with wisdom and hope,
to Hindus holding the tree of life in regard because both its branches and roots are growing in both directions, as a fertility symbol, and also showing that what lies beneath the surface of the situation is often as involved as what is obvious…
as a symbol of the Sacred Feminine, as it portrays nurturing and strength, the importance of strong roots, growth and connection to Mother Earth,
to seeing our families as organized in a “family tree” showing the interconnectedness of the human family …
to its very necessity as a source of life-giving oxygen , shelter, food, and other basics of life for human and animal survival…
The Tree of Life is an integral part of the human experience.
My Tree of Life pieces are created in honor of this symbol and in hopes of a bright future with greater understanding between people.