The Tree is a universal, archetypal symbol that can be found in many different traditions around the ancient world. Trees are symbols of physical and spiritual nourishment, transformation and liberation, union and fertility. The tree is a spiritual motif and framework, a map of conception and consciousness that brings together the temporal worlds. Trees are the places of birth and death; they are sacred shrines and places of spiritual pilgrimage, ritual, ceremony and celebration. The most ancient cross-cultural symbolic representation of the universes construction is the world tree known as the Tree of Life.
Each of our lives can be compared to the growth of the tree: As the tree is exuberant in certain seasons, so are we. The tree has stories to tell in its bark and layers, as does each individual. As the tree falls, our lives can likewise fall quiet. The images of Victoria’ Elbroch’s trees, displayed on this site, capture the complex, divine beauty of each life and symbolizes our connection through our interdependence. It is this beauty, that I seek to assist each person who comes to see me with remembering, recognizing and reconnecting to.