Traditional oriental paintings use water to control the color of the shade, but in this work, instead of using water, the amount of ink applied determines the strength of the shade and creates the play of light and dark. By restricting the use of water, the artist is able to express the details more clearly, and describe the features more minutely.
Compared to other works that feature numerous trees, this work features just one. The art is to concentrate on just one tree: in a sense this view might mean that the one is the whole. The blank space is used as emphasis to add to the simplicity; while providing an overemphasis on subjective feelings - not just the pine tree itself.
Medium Used: Ink on paper