1st Luminous tree-palace

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2nd Luminous tree-palace

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The central tree-palace

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Energy-trees, energy-bushes and other elements of the installation

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So what is this installation about?

 

Like every other part of Sonatas and Nocturnes in G, the Tree-Palace Garden of Peace and Energy installation was originally inspired by and created for someone very dear to me who was going through a tough time, and was conceived as a healing haven to recharge in and find some inner peace when things became a bit too overwhelming.

 

You can read at length about Sonatas and Nocturnes in here, but to explain briefly, this ‘project-that-was-never-meant-to-be-one’ began with writing, photography, illustrations and paintings, but soon enough, the illustrating took a life of its own and grew into 3D form... hence the need to create an installation. 

 

Originally meant to represent a garden of energy and peace, while simultaneously partly representing the inner landscape of the person the whole project was initially inspired by and created for, the installation aimed to be a fusion of spirituality, mysticism and sensuality, but above all else, a haven of peace to recharge in, a garden that fills anyone who visits it with the most positive energy possible and lights the path back to their own inner light, or inner peace. Same thing...

 

However, as the water flowed, it began to take a different, much wider turn and instead of throwing itself inside the one soul it was meant for, it decided to continue its way towards a much vaster ocean, so to speak…

 

This is how the main difference between the installation and all other parts of Sonatas and Nocturnes in G came about. While I was still working on it (and still am, as it’s still a work in progress) things thankfully began to look up and improve a lot for the person I was making it for, and so gradually, through what I could only refer to as the natural order of things, the meaning of the installation intuitively grew and evolved, taking off from the personal to the global, as a symbolic representation of Peace.

 

It is my personal belief that peace in the world will only ever be attained when everyone has found their own peace with and within themselves. Before being a global one, the journey is always a personal one. There is a deeper meaning to the saying “We are one”.

 

More and more every day, I am convinced that World Peace begins with each individual's cultivation of personal peace with themselves and this tree-palace garden, which began as an act of love for one person and gradually grew into an act of love for the entire world, is my tiny contribution to help you feel this calming peace for a few moments, and hopefully encourage you to look deeper for your own inner peace.

 

The installation consists of an array of lovingly hand-made sculptures – the luminous tree-palaces and the energy-trees - and too many other elements to mention.  

 

 

 

 

 

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