a tree of light

8x10 in white ink on black paper

8x10 in white ink on black paper

How to start the year full of hope an light?

With a tall mighty tree, abounding with fruit. It is round in shape to mimic a circle to represent the universe and eternity.
It is high in contrast to make it clear and to make it pop, to represent the light in the darkness.
It is leaning to the right to signify the ‘right’ direction.

It has a light source (the round object intertwined) and everything connects to it.
The light source is behind to power it and give it life.
The fruit are like pieces of the source, interconnected and ultimately all feeding from it.

It makes me think of my relationship with God, with my family, with my community, with our world, and how we are all connected.

Marianne Williamson says it beautifully:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Let’s all shine together!
Happy 2019