In partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, through the Art in Bloom Program, the Sakura+Seasons is located in Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. It was painted by Tracie Griffith Tso, an award winning artist based in Alexandria, Va, who specialized in Chinese spontaneous flower-bird painting.
Painted with the traditional brush painting of ink known as, Japanese sumi-e, this sculpture’s incorporation of natural subjects and the disciplined brushstrokes of its basic flora depicts and is representative of all four seasons. The bamboo represents summer and resilience; chrysanthemum represents autumn and prosperity. The orchid represents spring and noble bravery; and a blossom for winter symbolic for beauty, optimism, and the transience of life.