The beauty of the Garden of Eden is on display in this artwork, with the Tree of Knowledge at the center. Peonies are the artist’s favorite flower, just like his maternal grandmother. These flowers are an homage to her. She died of Cancer when Joseph was just 7 years old and her memory lives on with this display.
The Bible - Old Testament: Genesis 2:8-9
8 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9 And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.