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'Tree of Lives' by Karen Jones

'Tree of Lives' by Karen Jones


Paper, paint, wire and mixed media in bell jar


43 x 35 x 19cm


This artwork has been donated by the artist to help raise funds for the charity LGBT Youth.


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A collection which blossomed from initial experiments in three-dimensional drawing, 'Tree of Lives' is of a series of intricate paper-cut sculptures. Inspired by its use throughout history in philosophy and religion, the motif of ‘The Tree of Life’ alludes to the interconnection of everything on our planet.

Jones celebrates this idea – of a community of individuals.


Echoing festivals and events where participants are asked to write a wish or thought on a label and hang it on a tree, Jones has asked the same of her viewers – and their thoughts are attached to this tree. With every label that is added the artwork is reinvented. Though the ideas and emotions written on the labels may be disparate, there is an interconnection – our humanity, imperfect and complete.

This work qualifies for the Own Art Scheme. You can spread the cost in 10 interest free monthly instalments.


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Karen Jones studied at the renowned London College of Printing.

Her creative contemporary story-telling draws inspiration from literature, history and the natural world, as well as diverse artistic influences such as Caxton and Caulfield, Rossetti and Ravilious. Jones seeks to invoke the imagination through beauty; skilful application of gouache paint in rich, vibrant, palettes results in her trademark velvety style. 
Karen’s beautiful ‘Tree of Life’ Series of paper sculptures are inspirited by the Japanese bonsai.

In 2010 Karen completed ‘Beyond the Frame’, a prestigious public arts commission for Essex County Council and had an artwork acquired for the permanent art collection at The Royal Shakespeare Company – Stratford-upon-Avon. She also founded the thriving Hive Artist Studios in Chelmsford.

In 2011 Karen held her first solo show ‘Painted Words’, became a judge for ‘The Essex Open’ and was selected for ‘Journey to the Podium’ a public arts commission for the Olympics 2012.

Karen’s work has been widely exhibited and resides in public and private collections all over the world.

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