Redwoods are a beautiful material for developing bonsai. This design is a derivative of a Redwood that a friend has which gives this feeling of struggle between life and death. The core of the tree has rotted away from the forces of nature, but the tree refuses to relinquish it’s life and in that struggles creates an undeniable beauty.
To make an etching print you cover the plate with ink then remove the surface ink leaving the ink in the etched area; i.e. intaglio process. This allows the artist to create detail lines, various textures and a look of age to the resulting print. This print is one of currently ten different trees each with it’s own story to tell. The hope is that the viewer of these prints get the feeling of tree and/or the excitement of Bonsai; a living art.