I have always loved Tree of Life images. They remind us of our rootedness, our connectedness, our potential for flourishing growth. This Tree of Life watercolor features a woman as the giver of life. She is strong and steady, with arms ourstretched, and she stands as the symbol of a foundation at the center of life.
On her chest is an amulet called the “Mati” or the evil eye. The evil eye amulet originated in Greece where it was known as an “apotropaic” amulet, meaning that it reflected harm and thus protected the wearer.
The most powerful symbol in the painting is the WomanSpirit, a symbol of wisdom, strength and life-giving power.
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Ugandan Washday at the River
Circle of Friends
Circle of Women
East African Sunset
Bird in Stillness
Plains of Africa
Ugandan Crested Cranes
The Gentle Forest