The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life. 2017
Pen and ink
Gregory B. Stewart

The Master Mason
The Master Mason

Second frontispiece from the book, The Master Mason

Created as the cover image for the book, this rendering evolved out of what started as a meditative sketching session resulting in a rough, but finished, study of the esoteric tree.

The context and symbolism in the work is vast, from the three pillars towering over the all-seeing eye of the great architect but connected to the trees anchored to the firmament below.

The symbolism here-in is that of the three pillars in the construct of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. Known individually as Strength, Wisdom and Beauty, these iconic emblems are the subtext to the becoming of a Master Mason in the tradition.

Also see:
A Sad Object of Death
Modern Third-Degree Masonic Tracing Board
Anima Mundi

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