People all over the world are raving about artist and art professor Sam Van Acken's unique 'Tree of 40 Fruit'. It is a big deal, sure, but nothing we haven't imagined over the years we've been maki...
People all over the world are raving about artist and art professor Sam Van Acken's unique 'Tree of 40 Fruit'. It is a big deal, sure, but nothing we haven't imagined over the years we've been making guinea-gold fine jewellery. Take this svelte necklace, for instance : It's a merging of flowers and fruits from different seasons. There's the line of perforated-katai summer mangoes; neem-chameli flowers from autumn ; and the thoka aanshphal border that belongs to late-June/early-July, just before the rains. The single raised chhela pradip in the centre, with a large ball-karai drop, interrupts the pattern, and rightly so. This motif, with a solitary cork-tree flower and a ring of solid gold granules and strung pearls, forms the dainty earrings.
So, three unrelated trees, two distinctly different fruits, and one small four-petalled flower come together in great spirit to create with their individual strengths and collective balance a very simple yet stunning ornament ----- one that's charming, elegant, and quite, quite timeless.
May we then say that we're artists of a separate kind who don't have to manipulate nature to benefit from it, but can merely be inspired by her, borrow from her, and be a little liberal with her bounties to create something special, something magical, like this.
Those in love with beauty just need listen to their heart and allow it to blossom everyday.