The Basho Tree" is part of the new Collection called “Tropics”, and is named after the famed poet Basho..
The Tropics collection of paintings are imbued with colour and light to reflect the intense heat of the climate…
Watercolour on Arches Hot Pressed Paper..
Matsuo Kinsaku was a Japanese poet who changed his name to ‘Basho’, after he was presented with a wide leafed banana tree (or Basho tree) by one of his disciples. Although the tree is rare in Japan and the climate too cold for it to bear fruit, Basho liked it because of its large, soft leaves. The Basho tree appeared frequently in his work. Poetgraves
*Squalls shake the Basho
tree – all
night my basin echoes rain*. Matsuo Basho