The Tree of Life
“A challenge was issued to me by my wife, an accomplished artist to produce more art using the computer that was not inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien. She suggested a Biblical theme. What followed was a series I called “Word Pictures” – the Word referring to both the Bible and to Christ Jesus Himself.”
This is the 10th image in my series of images with a Biblical theme. In the middle of the Garden of Eden stood the Tree of Life, that Adam and Eve were encourage to partake of to live.
Peter the Apostle declared to the Jewish religious leaders in Acts 5 that “The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.” He was saying that we were all given life by Jesus’ death on the cross – a tree.
This image is meant to show that connection. I placed a blood-stained tree covered in ivy in the middle of a deep forest glade.