The inspiration for this piece was the description I came across of a psychedelic vision. The image of a branching plant or tree was superimposed over the shape of the hand - revealing the similarities of form. This kind of fractal branching is common throughout nature - from plant structures to human veins, river systems, lightening bolts, snowflakes, mollusk shells and crystals. Though we may think ourselves very different, and separate, from other life forms on our planet, the truth is that all life on our world is related, connected and intimately entwined.
Cristina McAllister is a self-taught artist and writer who lives near Los Angeles with her wonderful husband and goofy Cat. Her quest to infuse her work with meaning led her to explore the fascinating world of symbolic imagery. Her art combines decorative design, sacred art and symbols from diverse cultures around the globe into harmonious designs intended to inspire mindfulness, reverence and celebration.
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