This painting is represents life. Leaves falling from the bottom tree resembling sand falling in an hourglass and the clock beside it both show that our days are limited. The three trees at the top symbolize mind, body, and spirit. The paradox of the trees is that for each beat of the heart a leaves grow on the top but fall on the bottom. This is to show we live with each heart beat, but it brings us closer to our death. The rose represents love, which shows the delicacy of love has on a human's heart. All encompass the heart because the heart is a vital organ for survival.