The Green Man is an ancient pagan symbol of our relationship to the plant kingdom. Men become tree-like, and the Green Man sports plants and leaves and boughs growing from his mouth or beard or his hair.
In the Green Man we have an archetype for our relationship to both the cosmos and the Earth – to Father Sky and Mother Earth. Plants are born from and connect the two. Plants are, like us, cosmic beings; they guarantee that the sun’s generous efforts to pour its energy over the earth are not in vain. The Sun finds ready receptivity in the plants.
Interestingly, the archetype of the Green Man also respects silence and introspection, which are common traits among farmers and indigenous peoples, those who remain close to the land. The Green Man honors for us how rich and deep the roots of nature are, telling us that we need to germinate under the soil, in the silence of our hearts.

This is a painting I did for a T-shirt design, then fractilius filtered with redfield plug-ins, in photoshop7

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  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessabout 6 years ago

    Super image. I’m sure it looks great on a tee as well. Very interesting write up. Agnes xx

  • thanks Agnes, my husband has been reading a new book about Men’s spirituality by Matthew Fox, who has a chapter about Green Man as an archetype men should tap back into ;)

    – tkrosevear

  • nmbrplus
    nmbrplusabout 6 years ago

    Awesome work Tammy……just fantastic!

  • thanks Joyce, havin’ some masculine fun ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessabout 6 years ago

    Love the music!

  • One of my favorite CD’s ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 6 years ago

    Fabulous image!!!!!!! :D

  • thanks very much Evita, nice to meet you ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 6 years ago

    awesome image and interesting info!!

  • thanks so very much cheryl ;) xoxoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic TK

  • thought you’d like him ;) xoxoxo

    – tkrosevear

  • Earthmonster
    Earthmonsterabout 6 years ago

    Instant Fav.

  • thanks very much EM ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • buzzy
    buzzyabout 6 years ago

    awesome work and great info.I enjoyed reading about it.

  • thank you Bhawana, havin more fun ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • Solomon Walker
    Solomon Walkerabout 6 years ago

    TK, lovely treatment on this image, and support writing…

  • thanks so much Solomon ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • buzzy
    buzzyabout 6 years ago

    you are so talented, TK…surprising me day by day…

  • wow, thanks Bhawana (((Blush))) xoxoxox

    – tkrosevear

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