Bonsai Reader Edition 1 (Only 3 Available!)
When I was a kid, my dad bought a bonsai tree for my mom. I was fascinated by the tiny tree, and would imagine being tiny enough to be on the same scale as the tree. And as an avid reader, of course this is what I would do if I could shrink to that size. Personally, my favorite detail in this print are the tiny shoes that have been left beside the pot. They were SO tough to carve, but I'm really happy with how they turned out!
This is my largest and most detailed print yet--I only realized after the fact that I did not have a space large enough to photograph this print as it deserves! I'm still working on getting a good set up for photographing this beauty, but I didn't want to let that hold me back from listing it. Excuse my less than perfect photography skills if you're drawn to this image--it deserves better than I can give it here! I'll update this listing when I've found a good place to photograph it in its full glory ;-).
Since I have to make larger prints by hand these are even more time consuming for me to make than my other prints, so I only made three of these larger prints. If you want this one, grab it before somebody else does! I won't be printing this block with this same paper type, size, and ink color color again. (Thats how limited editions work, my friends!)
(If you're lucky enough to get one of these three, I suggest putting it in a floating frame in order to show off the beaufitul deckled edges. But you do you.)
WIDTH: 20.5 inches
HEIGHT: 16.5 inches
PRINTED AREA: 12x11 inches
PAPER: Natural Kitakata Printmaking Paper; deckled edges (paper at original size with original edges)
INK: Black Caligo Safe Wash Relief Ink
EDITION: 3 printed, 3 available for purchase
The print you receive will have subtle differences from other prints in the same edition. Because these prints are made by hand, there are small imperfections in each one--uneven ink, small smudges, imperfect registration, etc.. These are all marks of a product that is made by hand rather than machine. As the artist I have removed all prints I felt had imperfections so large I felt they detracted from the art, but smaller imperfections still exist in the signed prints.