The creator paints a human entity in nature, so that we as humans can empathize too. The symbolism and imagery of the painting are beautifully powerful. It stands up for the right nature has over its survival. The relationship of a mother and a child is a metaphor of great impact. The young branch clings on to the mother in desperation and the fear of separation. Their broken hearts will decay their bodies with time. Thus, until the axe mercilessly separates them, they cling on to each other with the hope of a longer life. This masterpiece reflects emotion that overwhelms the heart.