Thursday, 22 December 2011

When Life Begins - encaustic collage

Scientist might have discovered how human life begins, how it grows, how to do in vitro fertilisation and countless other amazing things. Even in times of overpopulation the growing of a fetus and birth itself still seem like an unbelievable miracle.
Thinking of Christmas, the catholic belief of a virgin giving birth to baby Jesus seems an even larger miracle - but what would religion be without faith in things which can't be proved scientifically?

I'm also very intrigued by Ginkgo leaves. The Ginkgo tree is a phenomenon, an object of veneration, a sacred tree of the East, a symbol of unity of opposites, by some seen as a symbol of changelessness, possessing miraculous power, bearer of hope and of the immeasurable past, a symbol of love. Because of all its properties it is associated with longevity.

"When Life Begins" - encaustic collage on board (30x34cm)


Jo Murray said...

Lovely work Sue... Gingko trees are gorgeous.

Sue said...

Thank you, Joe.

ruma said...

Hello, Sue.

 I was given many crops from your glorious works.
 We are far distantly each other, but this human interchange has cultural significance.

 Thank you for your heartwarming message and many visit, in this year.
 I thank for your encouragement for Japan.

 Healthy and Happy new years for you and yours.

Close spring, ruma ❀

Dayna Talbot said...

Your collages are beautiful I love the words behind the pieces! Thanks for checking out my blog!

Gaby Bee said...

This collage is fabulous,Sue. I just love all the textures and details.

Best wishes for a super 2012 - with lots of creativity, good health and joy!


layers said...

Life-- that is really what this is all about.. the miracle and the beauty of life.. captured so well in your collage.

Sue said...

Ruma, you're right - this cultural worldwide exchange via internet is such a great opportunity. A Happy and creative New Year to you, too.

Danya, Gaby, Donna - thank you so much for your kind comments! It is always very encouraging getting a strong feedback from online friends.