I have always been fascinated by the art of Bonsai, which is essentially a tree grown in a dish. The purity of form and expression of age is key to the aesthetics of Bonsai, and I find this concept truly inspiring. During my travels to Japan, I came across a beautiful tree in a park that caught my attention. I immediately made a sketch of it, and from that sketch, I was able to create an etching that exaggerated the form and expression of the Japanese pine.
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.