Bonsai trees were originally from China over a thousand years ago. It was a practice to grow single specimen tress in pots. Somes the trunks grew to be rugged, gnarled trunks which often looked like animals, dragons and birds. There are many great myths surrounding the Chinese bonsai. Soon Japan adopted the idea of planting a tree into a pot too, but they took it to another level, and refined the art of keeping a bonsai. Bonsai means 'tree in a pot'. Bonsai growing is an art form and is a passion of the Chinese aristocracy, monks and nobility for hundreds of years, however eventually it became popular Chinese society.
Printed on the risograph, using soy based inks, in black, brown and green onto natural recycled paper.
Hand pulled screen print using 3 colours.
Created by Pui, London based Graphic Designer.
Numbered and signed of Limited Edition run of 20.
Packaged rilled in a sturdy cardboard postal tube.