This painting is by Sharon Cummings and what intrigued me with this painting is how for some reason, I’m getting an image of fire and life in this. Fire is the red surrounding, almost shrouding the sky with this red color. The tree, obviously is what represents life on this canvas, is slowly dying. But, there’s that light blue sky right there in midst of the fire, and it sort of represents hope.

Or if one could look at it another way, it could also represent rebirth. When this tree dies, everything that’s surrounding it will die as well. But in the end, the sky will clear up, and the moon will hide away and the sun will come out, and another tree, another life will be reborn.



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