Chinese potted gardens, similar to the
Japanese Bonsai, have been famous for many centuries and are often described as “soundless poetry” or “living sculpture”. In a pot
no larger than a wash basin, craftsmen
create a miniature natural scene using
stunted trees and plants, and rocks.
Potted Gardens is an unfolding book of authentic paper cuts from china. Paper cutting is a very distinctive Chinese
folk art. The main cutting tools are
scissors or an engraving knife used on very thin rice paper. Skilled crafts people are
remarkably good at cutting the themes of daily life. It is easy to learn paper cutting, but very difficult to master. The book is
4.5” x 4.25” and comes with a matching clamshell case. Edition of 10.