The focal point of this painting is the Tree of Life. What makes it stand out is that its leaves and branches are made completely by figures of birds and fishes. The fishes are typically depicted in Indian art as a significant animal. Its most notable form is Matsya, an avatar of Lord Vishnu, who saved Manu (the creator of mankind) from a deluge. Given this, it is natural to see the fish's symbolism as rebirth and life seamlessly tied to the imagery and meaning of the Tree in this artwork. Meanwhile, the bird-element in the painting can be seen seamlessly integrated into the large group of leaves all over the branches. At the bottom of the tree are other animals such as elephants, representing strength and power. This lively painting portrays how other life forms flock around the Tree of Life and how all things are united by that which gives life. The depiction showcases signature Madhubani art form that uses natural colors and detail-packed imagery that leaves no space in the canvas blank.
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