Tree of Jesse

Posted December 6, 2017 5:07 pm by Daniel Mitsui

Tree of Jesse

This is an ink drawing on a 12″ × 16″ piece of paper. I drew it using calligraphers’ inks applied with brushes and metal-tipped dip pens, and gold and palladium leaf.
The original was created on private commission.
The Tree of Jesse is a visual elaboration of a prophecy of Isaiah: And there shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root, applied to the genealogy of Jesus Christ.
Its major figures are (from the top of the image) Jesus Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary and David, all sitting on branches of

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