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Empress Tree

Empress Tree


Branches culled from a Chinese Empress Tree at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens support a network of fragile webs. A surreal landscape is created by a discordant superimposition of scales, where the delicate interiors enlarge to overwhelm and capture the otherwise more powerful forms of the pods themselves.

6.875″ x 13.25″
Watercolor and graphite on paper
Signature Date:
July 19, 2004
Archival Framing:
Each custom made, museum quality Japanese wood frame has been further enhanced with an undercoating of purple clay, with an overlay of hand-gilded, silver leaf, which covers the entire front of the frame, including the inset double-beveled edge. ¬†Original, watercolor paintings “float” within each frame, in classic spatial proportions, and are mounted on archival mats, with organic wheat paste, and covered with UV protected glass.