The ginkgo biloba tree with its beautiful and distinctive leaves can live for thousands of years. As such, in some traditional cultures it has come to represent longevity, endurace, and – resilience – the subject of this little illustration.

Both my hometown of Cambridge, UK and my favourite city Granada, Spain have streets lined with these amazing trees! I’ve always loved them.

gingko resilience illustration by lizzy doe


Many thanks to Jehane’s Golden Thread for the prompt “ginkgo tree” and a colourscheme made of various shades of gold.