“Tree of Life” print series is a mandala tree. It represents the cyclical nature of life, birth and rebirth in all its beauty. In addition to the print series I created burned birch wood sculptures with images of people in our community, home and family. I chose to use birch wood because it represents new awakening, the return of spring and fertility. The three phases of the moon waxing, full and waning, were seen as the Maiden, Mother and Crone stages of the cycle of nature. The birch tree was therefore closely associated with the waxing, Maiden phase of the moon.
I have been interested in exploring the archetype of the sacred feminine for a while now. This is an ongoing conversation in my work that explores mother earth and her cyclical nature. With this print and sculpture series I am thinking more spiritually. The process engaged my desire to carve, burn and feel a tree. I enjoy the exploration of working with materials that can be hard vs. soft. It reiterates the thread in my work of juxtaposing yin and yang energies." - Alice Mizrachi
About the artist:
Alice Mizrachi is a New York based interdisciplinary artist and educator working in the mediums of painting, murals and installation. Her work explores the interconnectedness of individuals and community through the dual lens of compassion and empathy. Through figurative work that reinforces both personal and community-oriented identity, Alice aims to inspire creative expression and a sense of shared humanity through art.
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