This print was created from a trip to the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto Japan. The Golden Pavilion is a World Heritage site and has one of the most beauty garden and Temple (covered in Gold Leaf) in the world. The garden is full of trees which has inspired Bonsai artist for hundreds of years. This etching is inspire by the trees I saw.
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.