Monday, February 23, 2009

Instinct to Protect


Emotions like the instinct to protect are often explained via genetics/ biological functions. I'm fascinated by the banyan tree analogy as described in ancient India's Bhagavad-gita. There it describes the tree of material existence as an upside-down banyan tree, a reflection of the real tree, and emotions can reflect something deeper than physical survival.
I carved this 4 by 6 inch piece last night, printed it this morning, and got carried away in photoshop a few minutes ago! Have a great week!

5 comments:

Valerie Lorimer said...

This is really lovely! Nice job.

Steve said...

Yes, what an amazing tree, huh, and this is some equally amazing art Nicola!!

INDIGENE said...

What great illustrations! I love banyan trees, they are an artist dream!

get zapped said...

Marvelous. Both concept and art. I love the boldness married with tenderness.

Cathy said...

Really lovely artwork and a great blog.