The Kanazawa Garden in Japan called Kenroku-En is one of the most beautiful gardens of the world. The spacious grounds used to be the outer garden of Kanazawa Castle and contains massive Black Pine that have been manicured for centuries. The name Kenrokuen literally means “Garden of the Six Sublimities”, referring to spaciousness, seclusion, artificiality, antiquity, abundant water and broad views, which in the Japanese aesthetic is the six essential attributes that make up a perfect garden. My print was meant to reflect that aesthetic and give the viewer the feeling beauty and peace.
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 series of prints of the Japan Garden aesthetics with the hope of inspiring those that have seen it as well and encourage other to see in in person.