The Tree of Knowledge-the story behind this artistic creation

As promised here is a look into my “The Tree of Knowledge of good and evil” or as I’ve called it  “עֵץ הַדַּעַת טוֹב וָרָע”  -(Etz ha-da’at tov va-ra) Which is the Hebrew equivalent.

Not surprising this religious themed piece is inspired by the Judeo-Christian account of the Tree of Knowledge as found in Genesis in the Bible. 

I was also inspired by the Exodus account of the twelve tribes and use of semi precious stones used in the Temple as well as the blue Pomegranates along the high priests robes as described in Exodus. 

I wanted the piece to be rich of symbolism and the dichomety of good and evil thus the stark contrast between light and dark in the split composition of the tree with the serpent being the dividing factor.

So I incorporated rows of seed beads,  1000+ rhinestones for their reflective qualities and a wide assortment of semi precious stones. The list of which I will update later (once I find my list haha)

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More details to come but here is the slideshow.