John Naka is the father of American Bonsai. This print was created as a dedication to this great man and teacher of a generation of American bonsai enthusiast. In this case it is an orange tree (fitting for our area) develop as a bonsai which survives today. 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.