WP#18 SYSTEM by Jens Liebchen

edition of 500 signed and numbered pieces
size 20 x 26,5cm
weight 750 gramm
duotone linen over boards
40 pages
5c color offset
sew-binding with custom-colored spine
39.00 EUR

bibliophilic details such as a photographic inlay on back cover

The tradition of tree shaping has come to assume an emblematic role in Japanese culture. Trees and shrubs in Japanese gardens are often drastically modified. Sculptors both control the location of the trees and manipulate the growth of trunks, branches, and leaves. Little, if anything, is left to nature. (Jens Liebchen)

What seems to be a fairy-forest with dancing trees in winter-wonderland emerges as a real size bonsai park in central Tokyo. Jens Liebchen creates an image of both: Japanese culture in an area of conflict and mere beauty.