I created this print out of my deep love for Bonsai, which is also one of my favorite hobbies. But this print holds a very personal and special meaning for me as it tells the story of a dear friend who has passed away. Through this etching print, I wanted to express my friend’s unwavering passion for Bonsai, as well as the universal struggles that we all face in life.
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.