Spring Forward with the Tree of Life

 

Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life. 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life. 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.

Daylight Savings started this week, and spring officially starts on my birthday, March 20th, which, is also International Day for Happiness? So I hope that you will enjoy this special treat of 15% off on my Tree of Life poster by using the coupon code TREAT2016 * from my Etsy Store.

The prints are available in two different colors: Black Ink on Domtar Cougar Natural (shown above), and White Ink on Speckeltone Kraft French Paper (shown below)

 

Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life. 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life. 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.

 

 

This poster is my ode to the tree.

Why Trees? Why now?

Trees give.

Trees reduce the “Greenhouse Effect” and act as carbon “sinks.”
They prevent or reduce soil erosion and water pollution.
Trees reduce water temperatures and prevent or reduce bank erosion and silt.
Trees recharge ground water and sustain stream flow.
Properly managed forests provide lumber, plywood and other wood products on a sustained yield basis.
Trees significantly decrease noise pollution along busy thoroughfares and intersections.

During a 50-year life span, a single tree will generate $30,000 in oxygen, recycle $35,000 worth of water, and clean up $60,000 worth of air pollution!

Our planet is currently losing over 15 billion trees each year. Just one acre of newly planted trees absorbs 2.5 tons of CO2 annually.

Sustainer of life, cleaner of air, moderator of climate, and home to thousands of species, where would we be without trees? And, where would be we without the wisdom to honor them?

Inspired by stories of the Panchatantra, the parrots in picture, are a-buzz with these stories, passing them on from generation to generation.

The mother elephant relies on her legendary memory and wisdom to leads her family through the complicated jungle of life.

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The Tree of Life is a limited edition release of 50 prints. It has been hand drawn by me, and hand screen printed on 100 lb cover weight, archival, acid-free, sustainably made paper, using non-toxic ink by Bloompress, in Oakland, California . Each print is hand numbered and signed by me.

From design to materials to production, this is 100% US made, and using sustainably sourced and manufactured paper from French Paper and Domtar.

*Coupon expires on April 1, 2016

 

LunaSpace is on Etsy

Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life (Detail). 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life. 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life. 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life. 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life. 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.

Some of you have asked me, if I ever sell any of the stuff that I have made. So, I have finally opened a store on Etsy, LunaSpace. Currently, there is only ONE design up for sale, as a limited edition single color screen print for 30.00 USD (+ shipping) per print.  The design is available in two color combinations, with 55 prints available in each combination: Black Ink on White Paper (Domtar Cougar Natural) , and, White Ink on Brown Paper (Speckletone Kraft by French Paper Company). The poster measures 16″ x 20″ and fits into a standard size frame. The paper is 100 lb cover weight, archival, acid-free paper, with some recycled content, and Made in the USA. The inks are also Made in the USA, water-based and non-toxic. Each print is hand-numbered and signed by me.

The print, which, is available on Etsy, is an updated version of a smaller illustration that I had done as a cover plate for the Punchatantra (Penguin, 1998). The book has been out of print for a while now.

I revised the original design to include details that would have cluttered my original paperback page size image, but, will enhance this poster-sized version. I hope you will take the time to stop by my store for additional information, and may be even buy one. And, yes, I will add additional prints, or other paper goods for sale over the next few months. Please let me know if you would like to see any specific design available for purchase, or need any more information. Thanks!

Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life. 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life. 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life. 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life. 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life (Detail). 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life (Detail). 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life (Detail). 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life (Detail). 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life (Detail). 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life (Detail). 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life (Detail). 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life (Detail). 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life (Detail). 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life (Detail). 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life (Detail). 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Tree of Life (Detail). 2014. Limited Edition Screenprint.

Cover Plate for PunchTanTra. Penguin, 1998.

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