This series was influenced by my love of bonsai trees, photos of Zhangjiajie in the Hunan province of China, and the art of Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai (1760–1849). I started with 2 paintings towards the end of 2009 that sold right away so I painted 6 more in 2010. One sold and a friend of mine fell in love with the rest, buying them and commissioning 3 more. This is the full series of eleven floating trees. All of the pieces in this series are sold.