oaktree – book – sovereign among the trees – by sabina roth

oaktree – the oak – sovereign among the trees – oakwood-pasture at wildenstein, bubendorf – basel country – book + art photography – by sabina roth, switzerland

The Oak – Sovereign among the Trees

oaktree – book + art photography – by sabina roth

 

The tree is a symbol of constant regeneration, fertility, vitality and eternal life. It is a source of nourishment. And of protection. With the longing for rebirth and immortality rooted deeply in the human soul, for many cultures and religions, the tree has not surprisingly played a major role as an archetypical symbol of life. Especially the oak.

 

 

the oaktree – A Tree of High Symbolic Value

If they could speak, the old oaks, they would have a lot to tell us. As one of the first tree species to evolve after the last ice age, they have existed for thousands of years. The earliest humans venerated the oaks as a sacred tree and utilized its curative powers. As a source of vital energy, the oak also served to ward off diseases.

 

 

 

 

 

more pictures – by peter gartmann – on instagram

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more pictures – von sabina roth – auf instagram

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Care and Esteem

 

The owners of Wildenstein have been prudent, and it is thanks to them that close to Bubendorf in the Basel region, it is still possible to take a walk through an oakwood-pasture. Early on, they recognized the importance of the oak as a cultural monument and witness. The loss of the oak, of the energy it donates to both humans and animals, would be inexcusable.

 

However, in the midst of our frantic and mobile lives, what the oak also imparts to us is a sense of quietness, security and stability.

 

 

The photographs by Sabina Roth were taken in the oakwood-pasture at Wildenstein, Bubendorf – basel country, Switzerland.

 

 

 

The lifespan of an oak compared to that of a human is almost an eternity.

Those who plant oaks are thinking not about their children or grandchildren – but believe in the future.

 

 

book oak tree

The Oak – Sovereign among the Trees

colour photographs    Sabina Roth, Basel – Switzerland

publisher                       Urs Breitenstein, Bottmingen – Switzerland

desing                            Peter Gartmann, Basel – Switzerland

black-and-white & colour panoramic photographs   Peter Gartmann, Basel – Switzerland

 

 

Text in English: book – the Oak – Sovereign among the trees

 

Text in Deutsch: Buch – die Eiche – Königin aller Bäume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

for more pictures – by sabina roth + peter gartmann – look at susanne minder art collection

 

 

see more art photography from the series – the oak – sovereign among the trees – by sabina roth – art + photography, switzerland – art picture collection susanne minder

 

 

see also art photography from the series – die eiche – naturschutzgebiet wildenstein – by sabina roth + peter gartmann – art + photography, switzerland – art picture collection susanne minder

 

see also art photography from the series – nebelzauber – magic forest – by sabina roth – art + photography, switzerland – art picture collection susanne minder

 

see also art paintings from the series – christo and jeanne-claude – wrapped trees 1998 – photos by peter gartmann – art + photography, switzerland – art picture collection susanne

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