Tree Of Life

Artist Rosy Long

Papier Mache on mirror.

This is one of the most meaningful exhibitions I have ever worked for. Because of it I have made new friends and made peace with myself.
I have seen a lot of cancer in my close family. My mother died when I was 16 years old of pancreatic cancer which left me with deep mental scars. My daughter developed kidney cancer 5 years ago and has had a kidney removed. My husband has prostate cancer. I have suffered with all of them and I needed to work for this exhibition to lay things to rest a bit.

I started with clay work but, later my ideas developed into papier maché/mixed media. I had difficulty making the tree look like a Tree of Life and resolved this by turning to Eastern beliefs. Here the tree has a Dragon curling through its roots giving it life, and a Phoenix rising from its crown into eternity.
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Tree Of Life

Tree Of Life

Artist Rosy Long

Papier Mache on mirror.

This is one of the most meaningful exhibitions I have ever worked for. Because of it I have made new friends and made peace with myself.
I have seen a lot of cancer in my close family. My mother died when I was 16 years old of pancreatic cancer which left me with deep mental scars. My daughter developed kidney cancer 5 years ago and has had a kidney removed. My husband has prostate cancer. I have suffered with all of them and I needed to work for this exhibition to lay things to rest a bit.

I started with clay work but, later my ideas developed into papier maché/mixed media. I had difficulty making the tree look like a Tree of Life and resolved this by turning to Eastern beliefs. Here the tree has a Dragon curling through its roots giving it life, and a Phoenix rising from its crown into eternity.
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