David Nguy, my most important teacher, has played an instrumental role in my life. I had the privilege of working for him for seven years at the Sheisei-En in Chino. During my time there, I had the opportunity to work on a variety of trees, but none were quite as special as the California Juniper that Sensei David had created many years ago. This particular tree was one of his signature creations, known for its incredible lyrical motion.
Sensei David was rightfully very proud of this tree, and I was lucky enough to have the chance to work alongside him on it. The experience of collaborating with him and tending to trees like this was truly a privilege that I will always cherish.
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 create this print, I covered the plate with ink and then removed the surface ink, leaving the ink in the etched areas, using the intaglio process. This technique allowed me to create intricate lines, unique textures, and an aged look that added depth and character to the final print.
Currently, I have ten different prints of trees, each with its own unique story to tell. My hope is that when people see these prints, they can feel the spirit of the tree and the joy that Bonsai brings to life, as it truly is a living art.