Web Of Life
Painting - Watercolor
Abstract figures dance with joy around this colorful abstract tree and web of life.
Trees are an ancient and powerful symbol for a connection between heaven and earth, and in general they represent knowledge. Spider spins the web of creation or web of life in this colorful tree of life seemingly touching the sun and connecting heaven and earth, perhaps you see the figures dancing for joy around the tree.
"Throughout history, there have been many cultural depictions of spiders in popular culture, mythology and in symbolism. From Greek mythology to African folklore, the spider has been used in human culture to represent many varied things, and endures into the present day with characters such as Shelob from The Lord of the Rings and Spider-Man from the eponymous comic series. The spider has symbolized patience and persistence due to its hunting technique of setting webs and waiting for its prey to become ensnared. It is also a symbol of mischief and malice for its poisonous venom and the slow death it causes, which is often seen as a curse. In addition, the spider has inspired creations from an ancient geoglyph to a modern steam-punk spectacle.
Although not all spiders spin webs to hunt prey, numerous cultures attribute this ability with the origin of spinning, textile weaving, basketry, knotwork and net making. Web-spinning has also associated the spider with creation myths because they seemingly can secrete their own artistic worlds. Spiders have been the focus of fears, stories and mythologies of various cultures for centuries. Philosophers often use the spider's web as a metaphor or analogy; and today, terms such as the Internet or World Wide Web evoke the inter-connectivity of a spider web."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_depictions_of_spiders
This intricate piece of abstract modern art will make a stunning,dramatic and colorful statement piece for either home or office decor.
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September 28th, 2012
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