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Empress Tree
6 7/8 inches x 13 ¼ inches
Watercolor and graphite on paper
Signature date: 7.19.04

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.

all text and images Berwald Oriental Art and Julie Rauer

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