David Nguy has been my most important teacher. I work for him for 7 years at the Sheisei-En in Chino and this print is of his signature tree. It is a California Juniper with incredible lyrical motion that Sensei David did many years ago. He is rightfully very proud of this tree and I was very privileged to work with him and on trees like this that he had created.
This is an unique one of a kind hand painted ‘Monoprint’. During the etching process explained below, some of the prints are selected out of the series to 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.