Monday, October 11, 2010

Tree of Life

Tree of life or the coconut tree is common in the Philippines. In fact, the coconut industry is considered a major exporting sector that provides livelihood to 1/3 of our population. This a tree of a thousand uses because of its endless list of products and by-products derived from its various parts. This can provide everything that people need in life to survive - food, shelter, fuel - name it, the coconut has it.

The young coconut fruit attracted me to take its photo and decided to have it in paints. Though the structure of it flowers makes the subject messy but the freshness of its young coconut fruits give life (nga ba?) to this painting. Another artwork added for a display in our house and hoping that someday, these paintings will become part of an art exhibit in our hometown.

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