kapok tree

Painting Details:

My dad taught my brother, sister and I to hug trees. He told us to find a specific tree in Lalbagh (a huge botanical garden in Bangalore, India) with a strange botanical name Bombax Ceiba . He told to estimate how many people it would take to hug this tree. 25 years later, this silk cotton Kapok tree still stands just as tall and even more beautiful as I try my hand at painting it.

Date of Creation: May 2015
Technique: Watercolor on paper

Reproduction:

  • print on paper