National Cherry Blossom Festival Offical Christmas Ornament (2015)

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The National Cherry Blossom Festival selected Jing Jing Tsong from the Big Island, Hawaii as the 2015 Official Artist. She is critically acclaimed for her illustration work that combines traditional printmaking and digital techniques to create vibrant compositions of color, pattern and texture. Jing Jing created a one-of-a-kind piece exclusively for the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Jing Jing used a pochoir technique to create intricate blossoms from the iconic cherry blossom shape. The technique was refined by the Japanese in the Edo period and is comparable to a very fine stencil. The patterns incorporated in the tree trunk and the large blossoms in the background were made from a traditional block printing technique, adding layers of meaning to each image. The stylized wood thrushes also help welcome spring.                                                                                     
Jing Jing’s images have been featured in national and international design magazines including Graphis andCommunication Arts. Her illustrations appear in the New York Times best-selling children’s picture book, “A Bucket of Blessings” by Kabir Seghal and Surishtha Seghal. Her artwork is featured in two "Forever" stamps from the U.S. Postal Service as part of the “2014 Winter Fun” series.                  
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