'The Adamantly Evil Tree' - Original Painting - 9x12, stretched canvas (Hellescapes)

'The Adamantly Evil Tree' - Original Painting - 9x12, stretched canvas (Hellescapes)

'The Adamantly Evil Tree' Acrylic Painting by Cierra G. Rowe

Medium - Acrylic on stretched canvas
Original - One-of-a-kind work of art
Size (inches) - 12 (H) x 9 (W) x 5/8 (D)
My signature - bottom, left corner
Wired to hang
Created - 2019

Commentary -
As a child I was fascinated by the story of Adam, Eve and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. It's a rather spooky story and when I read about it as a child, that fear was heightened. This painting is my interpretation of that story, in all of its splendor. The serpent looks down as Eve holds the forbidden fruit and Adam gestures with his hands not to take it. Fire surrounds them both and that symbolizes the fire of knowledge, the power of knowing what is not easily afforded to you. It is excitement, though one could also say that it is a warning of what is to come by way of disobedience.

Certain elements within my painting differ from the story found in Genesis. Maybe that was my imagination leaving Eden.

About my 'Hellescapes':
I remember when I first coined the term ''Hellescape''. It made sense. It fit. The dark period that I was experiencing did indeed feel like a personal hell. These paintings capture a silent anguish.

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All artwork images © Cierra G. Rowe