Anthropomorphous Trees (Forms)
It symbolizes the internal metamorphosis projected into inanimate objects (trees, stone, clouds) that take human form and characteristics. Like the tree, a human being knows the four seasons: Winter (childhood), Spring (adolescence), Summer (maturity), and Fall (old age). The quaternary aspect of this relationship corresponds therefore to the material pattern of life - we renew ourselves with the passing of time and each season has its own fascination provided we accept it and remind ourselves that there are only four seasons in each year as in our life. We cannot be young forever, for it is in our nature to grow physically, mentally and emotionally before our body turns to ashes and our name becomes only an echo. The anthropomorphous tree confirms the metaphysical aspect of symbolism in my imagery, including the shadows that enter silently the visual plane in some of my paintings; thus the shadow becomes the life of the inanimate object as it changes with the trajectory of the sun.
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