Title : Tree

Author : Kirill Marlinski

Type : oil painting on canvas

Size : 90 * 60 cm

Year : 2015


This painting is an abstract representation that captures the essence of a meditative experience as described by the author. It simulates the perspective of looking up through the trunk and crown of a majestic oak tree during a tranquil summer afternoon. The concentric circles, painted with a single, continuous circular brushstroke that never leaves the canvas, symbolize the dynamic motion of the world revolving around a still observer. Each stroke, moving from the center outwards, completes the image, embodying a sense of spiritual wholeness.

The central beige or tan area, resembling the inner rings of a tree trunk, serves as the heart of this piece, inviting the viewer to ponder the eternal cycles of nature and life. Around it, the varying shades of green swirl, creating a vortex that draws the eye inward, echoing the stretching shadows of a late summer day. This visual vortex mirrors the sensation of spinning into one’s own thoughts, with the outer world blurring into a harmonious dance of light and shadow.

The entire composition reflects a moment of unity between the observer and the cosmos, where the heart of the wood and the sun above merge in perception, potentially leading one to a step closer to enlightenment, or Nirvana. The author’s approach to the artwork, both in technique and in spiritual annotation, adds a therapeutic value, suggesting that the act of creating and observing the piece is in itself a journey towards inner peace. The simplicity of the method—maintaining a single, unbroken movement throughout the creation of the piece—mirrors the simplicity and clarity one might seek in a state of contemplation or spiritual seeking.

“Tree”, oil painting on canvas, 90*60cm, 2015

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 3 × 90 × 60 cm