The Tree of Life and Death by puimun

The Tree of Life and Death

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Added: Jul 19, 2000
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Persephone and Hades.

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I noticed the spider webs and realised how they could signify both life and death, seeing as spiders rely on them to live, and they prey dies there

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This pic is Great. i love the way the red shows up on the greys. I hope when I've finish high school that i'll get into art collouge and get as good as you.

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dis is good! me liky you work. one thing though, how can it be a tree of life AND death. The tree of life is a celtic design that the trees branches never ends, this one is like, dead only tree of death sorry to say, tree of suffering, all that is pain thats what is says to me. Sorry g2g bye!

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You are now my current, "favorite artist" among epilogue, and everywhere else. You have a wonderful imagination, I only wonder, what it takes to breed artists of your caliber, and others of the same caliber. Whatever it takes..I need to breed meh some Wink enjoy

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i didnt even see the pomegranate in her hand ... great work... you must love such mystic old stories, that were told to explain sertain things like the echo or something like that.. i love them as well, but i never would be able to make such a gorgeous picture outa them Wink

puimun's picture

Yep, they're pomegranates. There's one in her hand as well.
There's a closeup of them somewhere on my own website....

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i cant stop staring at all these great artworks...you must have such an impressive imagination... i currently have to translate the story of persephone and hades in my latin class, so this picture fits imensly... but i kinda miss the pomegranates :)or are the red thingies hanging from the dead dead treelike shape pomegranates? hmm maybe, but they kinda look like strawberries

faemich's picture

This one has it's own story to tell. It's a very powerful painting. I love the way you frame your work - really completes it. Beautiful.

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Oh...wow...

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i remember reading this back when it was over @ Elfwood, but I never commented on it (did I?). I just wanted to say, Linda, that this story is wonderful--it made me cry at the end. It is a sad..yet happy in a way..type of ending. Not exactly your typical fairytale!! I love how you put the ending repeated within the last few paragraphs...the choices you made to split it up were *very* good and fitting. I just wanted to thank you for sharing this with us!! -linda (mskaos@ureach.com)

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.....This is a story that can be relived...So wonderful....strange how death and sadness can wear such undeniable beauty.

puimun's picture

Thanks! I haven't had the chance to do a step-by-step of any piece yet, but maybe I will try doing something now that Epilogue has a Tutorials section that artists can post in.

midnight121's picture

Stephanie, again here is a wonderful piece...I can't help feel a sense of awe...have you ever posted a section of a step by step process of one of your works ??? I've tried to go to your site but the server must be down...I'll keep trying. By the way... my email address is midnight121studios@hotmail.com if you wish to reply in a more direct way...just simply beautiful... you have my full dedication ...M121

Art at its best.