Tree of Life Brooch

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Forged and textured Sterling brooch, with fabricated pin-back finding.  About two inches in diameter.

The Tree stands in the center of the world.  In the center of the tree is a fruit.  I also see in this a cruciform or an exalting human figure:  the fruit becomes the figure’s head; the boughs are arms raised in celebration of victory.

The first Tree of Life was the one in the Garden.  It became a tree of death when the fruit was taken.  Another tree of death, the cross, became for us a Tree of Life.  I’m mindful of both as I look at this piece.

These show the pin back, closed and opened.

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