Tree of LIFE by © Angela L Walker


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  • Featured in Collage with Traditional Mediums September 2011
  • Chosen as Challenge Avatar for Painters Universe September 2011
  • Featured in The Calendar Shop May 2012


Tree of Life

I look out and see you beyond the castle wall
Standing majestic, powerful, strong and tall
So lush and sturdy and bearing much fruit
Providing wisdom and nourishment from your leaves to your roots
My attention is diverted back inside my little space
Where I have everything desired and paint on the happy face
There is something missing and I don’t know just what or why
But I feel an emptiness, a sadness that often makes me cry
I walk the perimeter of my abode on a quest for inner peace
Enjoying the warmth of the sun while wishing the longing ache would cease
I long to feel the security found within your loving embrace
To dwell within your shelter and feel that there’s no better place
I want to dine on your fruit and be totally fulfilled
Then climb and swing from your branches and feel that childlike thrill
But alas, you’re right there, so close and yet so far
Like focusing on the moon while seeking that unreachable star
To get to you I may endure discomfort and some strife
But I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do, to get to my tree of life.

©CLK 2005

CLK is Cynthia L King ; my wonderfully talented niece who has granted me permission to use her poem to add dimension to this piece.

This mixed media collage on gallary wrapped canvas was first painted with acrylic paint and then brought to life with the addition of my polymer clay art, hand painted paper, embellished fabric scraps, and metal trinkets.


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I’m an abstract-expressionist painter… a mixed media, encaustic, collage artist who uses a non-objective, emotive style of creative expression and visual messaging. I create to survive, to LIVE with more JOY and less pain. ART (plus faith in God) is what sustains me.

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  • Danica Radman
    Danica Radmanabout 3 years ago

    exceptionally beautiful

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 3 years ago

    SEPTEMBER 10th, 2011
    Please participate with this or another work of your choice

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeealmost 3 years ago

  • Robyn, thank you so much for featuring this piece… it is one that is near and dear to my heart.

    – © Angela L Walker

  • roza50
    roza50almost 3 years ago

    Nice work!

  • Thanx Roz…. I love working with acrylic as a foundation for collage. This was going to be an encaustic collage painting but I forgot acrylic and encaustic don’t mix well when there’s a lot of acrylic… the wax just won’t adhere to it…. so this turned into a plain collage which works well because I still don’t have to frame it. (soft chuckle). :-)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 2 years ago

    May 3,2012

  • Thank you so very much, Ann! Please excuse my delay in responding, I got way behind on responding to features because I forced myself to spend a FINITE amount of time on the computer each day for a few months so I could finish making my handmade art books. I am really very grateful for your inclusion of my work in your features! :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 2 years ago

    Your very welcome Angela. Don’t worry about being late, life is more important. :)

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    10-31-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 1 year ago

    This incredibly rich piece reminds me of fabric. I love the woven, fringed tapestry and the small motifs applied. These deep earth colors (ochre, plum, cranberry, mustard, brown, olive) are scrumptious. Fabulous! Loved seeing this in the Hullabaloo.

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 1 year ago

    Excellent work

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 1 year ago

    Selected work from inside Solo Exhibition:
    “Works of the Day” — Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

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