Lee H. Rentz - BAMBOO LEAVES LIKE COLORFUL BRUSHSTROKES
I am used to seeing elegantly simple ink drawings of bamboo leaves by Japanese artists and find them to be the epitome of observation and design from nature. As a photographer, my compositions will never be quite so bare-boned, but I can work with color and line and simplicity to created a photographic rough equivalent. In this photograph I chose to emphasize sharpness in some of the foreground leaves while letting the distant background become a wash of autumn color and sky. I’ve been working with this technique for some time and love the feeling it lends.
Location: Yashiro Japanese Garden, Olympia, Washington State, USA
Size: 16 X 16”
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This photograph is printed from a digital file on Japanese mulberry paper using pigmented ink. This is a thin paper with long fibers visibly running through the paper, which lends a fascinating texture and look to the presentation. It comes as an 11.5 x 11.5” print, mounted and matted (with a triple-thick white mat) to 16 x 16” using acid-free cotton boards. All materials are archival–designed to last for generations. This is a limited edition of 250 and a signed Certificate of Authenticity is provided.