Beneath The Crying Tree


Beneath The Crying Tree

‘The word of the Lord came to me saying, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” And I said, “I see a rod of an almond tree.” Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it.” Jeremiah 1:11

As I painted a gentle mix of soft muted colours, the cloud across the top began to ‘weep’ and in a sudden flurry, the form of a beautiful tree appeared on the canvas. The tree is firmly grounded and standing strong, but there is no escaping the sorrows it has been through. Gold on the tree and in the atmosphere represents His divine glory, and its significance is that the Lord is giving you the ability to mine the gold from your history of circumstances. The tree represents you, however notice the glory beneath the tree. People will flourish around you because of the compassion you carry. 

In music, the root note is played by the bass, carrying the chord and creating the basis for harmony. It is beneath the sound, underpinning and establishing foundation. Beneath the crying tree is not a spatial place, but the bass note that holds the rhythm. The bass is rarely the celebrity, but it is the fundamental cornerstone. Beneath the crying tree is the essential thread holding it all together, the fabric upon which the threads are woven.

This tree is an Almond Tree. It is a symbol of resurrection, because it is the first tree to flower, budding amidst barrenness. It is a ‘watching’ tree. Its blossom is the awakener of Spring, as if it is keen to wake up everything and hurry into new life. He is always watching over you.

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Giclee Reproductions are printed with a 3cm white border.

‘Beneath The Crying Tree’ has been selected from the book 40 Days hath November to be reproduced as Giclee prints. Technically speaking, our prints are not prints at all, not in the common use of the term, but are fine art reproductions of original works. The quality is so high that it is difficult to tell between the reproduction and the original. Giclee Reproductions are premium high-resolution digital images produced on museum quality, Canson 300-320gsm Cotton Rag (fine cotton fibres woven into a paper-like product) printed with archival Canon Lucia EX 12-colour pigment high-performance inks. Canon Lucia EX pigment inks achieve an “under glass” permanence of 95 years for colour images.

Giclee can be confusing, as many may incorrectly assume that all digital printing is equal. Essentially Giclee (pronounced ‘zhee-clay’) is an invented name from the French word ‘le gicleur’ meaning ‘to squirt’. Originally coined in 1991 to distinguish between common digital prints and the highest quality form of art reproductions using wide-format inkjet printing technology. In 30 years, this technology has advanced enormously, giving an even wider distinction between Giclee reproductions and digital prints. However, we still use the word ‘print’ so that we are easily understood.

Fine Art Giclee Reproductions should be framed behind glass, using a matte to separate them from the glass. Consult your local framer for the best way to frame your reproduction and ensure your artwork still looks amazing for 3 – 4 generations.


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Print 20 x 27cm, Print 30 x 40cm, Greeting Card 105mm x 148mm, Postcard 120mm x 120mm