Many Cultures have a "Tree of Life".....
Look up Indian art (India),
Mexican art (ceramic tree of life).
Some Native American cultures (I think Navajo?).
Tree of Life by Klimt.
Enter Tree of Life art in Google for more.
On 7/9/07, Susan Bennett wrote:
> I have recently become interested in Jewish Roman
> Mosaic Tile projects. The Tree of Paradise exhibition
> of the Brooklyn Museum of Art will be coming to our
> local Dayton Art Institute. Have any of you had any
> experience with the Tree of Paradise imagery? I was
> wondering about how many cultures use the Tree of Life
> or Paradise within their art. Recently in Ireland I
> purchased a card from ancient Celtic tradition on the
> Tree of Life. From the written literature it appears
> that they used this imagery prior to their Chritian
> era as well as after in Ireland.
> Susan in Ohio (On the beach in NJ)