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Two Vines Around a Tree

By Paula J. Roberts John 15:5, Ecclesiastes 4:12, Ephesians 5:25

Artist Paula Roberts depicts the love of a wedding couple as "two vines around the tree of Christ" in this beautiful textile hanging.

Textile, mixed media
33” x 25”
Artist Location


John 15:5

5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

Ecclesiastes 4:12

12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Ephesians 5:25

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

Paula J. Roberts

Paula J. Roberts

From the Artist

This design and textile works was created for the wedding of Jonathon Roberts and Emily Clare Zempel. It depicts two people as vines around the tree of Christ, an expression of love that was special to the couple as they began this journey together.

These concepts were also expressed in the hymn, Two Vines Round a Tree, written by the couple, and this carved rendering of the design by John Roberts. The design, textile hanging, hymn, and carving were all part of the wedding celebration.



As an artist, designer, and watercolor renderer, Wisconsin native Paula J. Roberts uses her specialized skills to work with you to bring your project ideas to life.

Paula is an accomplished watercolor renderer of religious and commercial interiors, exterior perspectives, and furniture drawings. She is also a designer in a variety of glass styles and techniques including stained and leaded glass, etched glass, and award-winning designs for stained-glass overlay.

She designs statues, bas-reliefs, and interior and exterior sculptures for wood, fiberglass, metal, and ribbon metal. Paula is adept at the design and fabrication of textile pieces, including quilted hangings, seasonal decorations, vestments, and special occasion banners.

Her abilities also include designing for mosaics, stencils, and book covers, and the design and painting of murals and inscriptions. All of her work is handcrafted, not computer-generated, with special attention given to your individual needs.


Most Sparks for John
Emily Clare Zempel

Emily Clare Zempel


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