It seems our own predecessors were more attuned to the nature of nature than we generally are today. Druids, Tohunga and the like have sensibilities that outdo our present understanding of the plant kingdom. Science is renaming some of this knowledge. Science is gaining renewed respect among communities that derive their culture from a more 'original', situational and perhaps earthbound guidance.
The 'Tree of Life' as an influential principle stems from wisdom gained in commune with plants. Through meditation or medication it has become a vibrant source of reflection all over the world thus the 'Tree of Life' is ubiquitous, throughout all of human's culture. Representing interconnectedness of all things the 'Tree of Life' grows among us as a beacon for respect, of humility and wonder. A metaphor for community strength and hope.
From childhood I have been fascinated by plants and the way they move in front of us. Sometimes animated to a high level sometimes simply statically radiant. I have planted many, many trees, food plants and flowers and as a field officer in the conservation department I worked restoring habitat. My lifelong affinity with plant-life inspires an awe for nature that I translate into art. I hope my work entertains you and I hope it triggers a new way of seeing our allies.
Oxygen, shelter, food, fuel, medicine are just a few of their gifts.
Start to expand this idea and we get wooden spoons, rubber tyres, toilet paper, clothing, socks, chairs, tables, art materials, picture frames, shoes, alcohol, coffee, musical instruments, paper, houses, cardboard, bridges, rope, boats, sails and it goes on. All given freely along with the air we need to breathe.
The air we need to breathe. I thought that was worth repeating.
We can in honestly say "In Plants We Trust"