Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Tree of Life - The Grounding by Lakandiwa Tree of Life - The Grounding by Lakandiwa
Tree of Life - The Grounding

"In the communion
From the one to the all
I reach to the heavens
And stretch into the depths
And I am ONE"

2011

Metallic Gel Pen on Illustration Board
Add a Comment:
 
:iconjimmyblaze:
JimmyBlaze Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
so amazingly beautiful. big resonances with me
Reply
:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Jimmy

We do all need to resonate to a grounded energy
Reply
:iconorigamirain:
OrigamiRain Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
The Tree of Life.
I always did see it kind of like this. I love all the leaves and the roots. The man in the trunk. The sun.
Everything. Is amazing, too amazing for words.
Reply
:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you my friend

I have done 2 new works for my "Tree of Life" series and hope to upload them soon. Hope you will like them :)
Reply
:iconelvireclev:
ElvireClev Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
I love this one. :clap:
Reply
:iconfractalvision:
Fractalvision Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
What an awesome concept. Nice work my friend :)
Reply
:iconlollirot138:
Lollirot138 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really admire your precision, you must have steady hand and a lot of patience! I don't think I've ever seen drawings made like this with metallic gel pens before, it's beautiful! :)
Reply
:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Tickan

I am flattered by the many 'faves' you have given my works, they do give this old goat a smile in the heart

Hence being an old goat, I have decades of experience to be very very patient :)

Salamat (thanks) at samuli (and until then),

Lakan
Reply
:iconamaranth333:
amaranth333 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so incredibly mystical and breath-taking!
Fantastic work, John Paul!
Reply
:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Lissa

To confess, at first I felt this was one of my least impactful works . . . yet you kind resonance has proven me wrong . . . which reminds me that my artworks are visions to be shared and not mere expressions of a man

Salamat (thanks) at samuli (and until then),

Lakan
Reply
:iconamaranth333:
amaranth333 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome!!!!!

You are so right!!!!! Definitely visions to be shared, and I am so glad you do!!!!
Reply
:iconessencestudios:
essencestudios Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
:wow:beautiful work as always :clap::hug:
Reply
:icondevin-lannigan:
Devin-Lannigan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
very cool !
Reply
:iconoriginalwillow:
originalwillow Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Another amazing piece.
Reply
:iconhipknowtizer87:
hipknowtizer87 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Would the sun symbolize the seventh chakra?
Reply
:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Greetings Doug

In the ritual / meditation of grounding, the spirit (symbolized by arms out stretched to the heavens) will connect with the divine (symbolized by the sun), while the feet a firmly planted to the ground (the roots) to ground the person from being too intoxicated by the cosmic connection and will not be able to relate with everyday affairs or people
Reply
:iconeugenius330:
Eugenius330 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I just recently drew something like this lol, but I never completed it. In it was a similar tree but it was divided in half above the trunk in symmetry with the sun with twelve flames coming from it. Did you intend on drawing twelve flames? I was going to use that with the image of the two serpents climbing the rod with wings. I might change some of the deign so it doesnt look like I am using someone elses work lol. Good job, and amazing detail. I like the imagery of the tree with a soul/spirit.
Reply
:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Greetings Gene

In a sense you are correct about the '12', yet in my intent it is 36 rays with '12' generically taking all the symbols of the number

I would like to see your rendering of the Tree of Life . . . and the idea to relate the caduceus with the Tree of Life is just wonderful . . . I hope you don't mind if I try my own take on your idea?

Salamat (thanks) at samuli (and until then),

Lakan
Reply
:iconfinex666:
finex666 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
truly nice work sir
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo
Download JPG 1319 × 1781




Details

Submitted on
March 9, 2012
Image Size
2.7 MB
Resolution
1319×1781
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
3,195
Favourites
99 (who?)
Comments
19
Downloads
94
×