The Heart Tree

continuing with my heart series , dont know quite where this is all going but the heart seems to me like a tree, a tree of life.  Where would life be without a man and a woman? The life force, the blood pumping through heart, our viens, the veins and arteries forming tree like structures within ,just as outside, like mighty oaks, roots deep in the soil and branches reaching up into the cosmos.  The macrocosm and the microcosm

Created in pencil, digitally coloured

 

 

 

 

twins

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something quite disturbing when I look at this image.  “Derek Bird” came to mind, a placid friendly family man on the surface, the face put out to the world on a daily basis, the other hidden from world, full of anger, rage and fury that drove him on  a murderous shooting spree………….  Why, what happened?  Underneath the surface something was boiling and raging and it spilt over into uncontrollable rage killing 13 people.   I find it hard to believe that nobody could believe it of him,  you cant hold all this in without it  leaking out somewhere.   In time, looking back, its more than likely people will see in retrspect the tell tale signs and will begin to put all the pieces of jigsaw back into position…………..

Image was created  from  a photgraph of exposed tree roots taken in Yorkshire.  I duplicated and flipped the layer, then  joined it together on photoshop.  Low and behold this face appeared, I  added the eyes, and tweaked a little but the face is very clear to see.

Red, blood red

FLESH AND BLOOD 1

I dont know what draws me towards red, its a huge pull and a colour that keeps me creating lately.  Red, black and white and the human form these are the areas I draw inspiration from.  This drawing I did originally as a sketch for a huge centrepiece, I imagined it made from porcelain and glazed in the whitest white.

I guess red for me is powerful, its exciting and passionate and courageous, it gives across a powerful  message.  Red symbolised desire,  determination, domination, the thirst for action, danger, strength, power, its a very emotionally intense colour.

Persephone ate the seeds of the red pomegranate, a fruit thats very powerfully symbolic of life and death, she loved Adonis, and when he was killed in a hunting accident beautiful red roses sprung from his blood……….  There are many stories told through generations that herald the colour, think of Little Red Riding Hood and The Red shoes.