The Tree of Life is a mystical diagram representing the process by which the universe was created from nothing and a path back to the creator. It comes from the Kabbalah of esoteric Judaism. The Kabbalist seeks to know the universe and himself as the expression of God. I have incorporated this spiritual symbol into a living tree. 10 Sephiroths, here represented as spheres, express aspects of the Divine, such as The Divine Crown, Wisdom, Mercy, Justice, Beauty, Glory and Eternity. Also present in the symbol are 22 Paths or Relationships linking the various Names of the Divine. The initiation of the Creation is at the top and flows through the various Sephiroths down into the condensing of the physical universe.
About Richard Quinn
Richard Quinn believes that Art is the “language” of the unknown. He has a distinguished record of solo exhibitions in: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans, Miami, La Jolla, Sausalito, Las Vegas and Carmel.
Richard Quinn’s corporate collectors include: Time Inc., Christian Dior, AT&T, GM, IBM, The New York Times, Calvin Klein, Johnson & Johnson, Smith Barney, Prudential, Pfizer, CBS, NBC, American Savings, Lipton, New York Telephone, Rose Pharmaceutical, Holiday Inn - Time Square and UPS. Richard was born in Ohio and studied at the Cleveland Museum of Art and the California Institute of the Arts. He received extensive training in classical oil painting from Vincent Ferrara and has applied this training to create innovative multi-layered, richly textured luminous paintings. He is trained in theater and music as well as painting and brings a multifaceted sensibility to his creations. His strong interest in Eastern and Western cultures are evident in the ceremonial and meditative aspects of his work, whose mediums include acrylic and oil on canvas and wood, pastel and ink on paper.