06 Oct

The Tree of Life At Lipont Place

These are photos of some of the wonderful art in Tree of Life at Lipont Place in Richmond. I went to see it last weekend and left feeling super excited and inspired by all of the incredible work. It’s a traveling show predominantly featuring textile art by fifty-eight master artists from twenty Asian countries.

The Tree of Life exhibition at Lipont Place, Richmond

The Tree of Life exhibition at Lipont Place, Richmond

The Tree of Life exhibition at Lipont Place, Richmond

From the Lipont Place website:

The Tree of Life is an archetype, theme, motif, image, spiritual concept and mythological story that is found across cultures and throughout human history. It is understood to connect all forms of creation and is a cosmic conception that embodies life’s mysteries, unites the heavens, the earth, and the underworld, and is seen as a representation of everlasting life. Its various interpretations from indigenous cultures and major religions have influenced art, architecture, and visual representation for millennia.

This international exhibition explores the ways in which the Tree of Life has been represented in 20 countries across Central, South, East, and South-east Asia and includes the artwork of 58 artists and craftspeople, many of whom are masters of their chosen form and some who are Living National Treasures in their countries of origin. The artworks are as diverse as the cultures they originate from and are both traditional and contemporary. They are handcrafted from natural and sustainable materials, and include textiles, paintings, ceramics, weaving, leather, lacquer ware, jewellery, stone, wood, and metal.

The Tree of Life exhibition at Lipont Place, Richmond

The Tree of Life exhibition at Lipont Place, Richmond

The Tree of Life exhibition at Lipont Place, Richmond

The Tree of Life exhibition at Lipont Place, Richmond

The Tree of Life exhibition at Lipont Place, Richmond

The Tree of Life exhibition at Lipont Place, Richmond

The Tree of Life exhibition at Lipont Place, Richmond

The Tree of Life exhibition at Lipont Place, Richmond

The Tree of Life exhibition at Lipont Place, Richmond

The show continues until Tuesday October 10th. Read more about it on the Lipont Place website.

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