My friend Cheryl is a caretaker of many important Bonsai. This bonsai has a long history that goes all the way to John Naka (the father of American Bonsai). The center had rotted out of the tree which gave it this beautiful character. It’s historical trial of the the will to live is revealed beautifully and the due to the care that Cheryl has given to it.
This is an unique one of a kind hand painted ‘Monoprint’. During the etching process explained below, some of the prints are selected out the be monoprints. You are assured to get a unique work of art.
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.