“Tree of Life” was created with an acrylic background, and with countless saga seeds and pieces of crystals. This painting was a labour of love done by both artists, Joni Toh and Stephanie Jennifer. As the centre piece of “Building Bridges”, it is the only painting in the exhibition to be fully coloured.
The tree is made with thousands upon thousands of little pieces of crystals that were then toned with acrylic paint. It grows tall and strong, with its roots firmly in the dark, earthy ground. The tree holds many bright red fruits (the saga seeds). Traditionally, saga seeds were considered to represent love due to their bright red colour and heart-shaped likeness. An interesting thing to note, also, is that all saga seeds used in this project were hand-picked by the artists over the years. The bright rays of the sun that act as a backdrop for the magnificent tree, represent the start of a new day and of the opportunities to come.