Tree of Life No 6. Featured in “Solo Exhibition”, “Color Me A Rainbow” “Superbly Visual”, “Cutting Edge”, Brain Science brain Arts, Art for Sale, Art at Its Best
Tie Win in Gaia Tree of Life contest, Top Ten in BSBA Best of Features Jan contest
Number 6 in my tree of life series of paintings, exploring trees as symbols of interdependence and relatedness. In some of these works the tree is a symbol for relatedness. For example, the common genetic heritage of life on earth is the theme of Tree of Life Number 6. The role of trees as ecological regulators, maintaining the interconnected fabric of life, is explored. The effects of ecological stresses that threaten that fabric are also examined.

Tree of Life 6 uses a loose double helical motif, symbolizing DNA and our common biochemical heritage. The extruded double helical strands converge to make the tree trunk and branches. The DNA double helix has become a pervasive contemporary symbol of the progress of medical technology, and for current concepts of human biochemical destiny. In contrast the tree is an ancient and pervasive symbol for the fabric of life. Combining these two symbols creates a dynamic tension between our modern worldview and older ideas.

The style of Tree of Life 6 is intensely textural. The flatter areas of paint in the background were created using layers of poured and swirled transparent – translucent paint and media. this creates a depth to the paint film and a feeling of colors encased in resinous film. Texture gels were used to create the basic tree shape, which was finished with layers of extruded ridged threads of tinted transparent medium. Glass lenses and mosaic glass pieces are embedded in the tree and adhered to parts of the background. These glass pieces make the work more “active” and responsive to light.

Dr. Regina Valluzzi, “The Nerdly Painter” – Art Inspired by Science from a Scientist inspired by Art
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  • Adam Bogusz
    Adam Boguszover 2 years ago

    wow…I adore this! exquisite image

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 2 years ago

    Very beautiful series, Regina. Magnificent results of your creative work.

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisover 2 years ago

    Very beautiful…..

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    Beautiful work

  • Tammera
    Tammeraover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your superb work!!

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 2 years ago

    Selected work from inside Solo Exhibition:
    “Featured Work of the Day” — Wednesday, October 17, 2012.

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoabout 2 years ago

    October 27th 2012

    Congratulations from your hosts.

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonabout 2 years ago

    Your OUTSTANDING work is featured in Cutting Edge! Please click the banner to visit the Forum, where your image is on permanent display!

    Congratulations, Regina!

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersabout 2 years ago

    Excellent!! . . .

  • Azellah
    Azellahabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature! Please enter this work (this work only please) in our January Best Of Features voucher challenge by clicking the image below :)

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