2 known variant impressions of version 1, state II
Proof before the editioning of version 2.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state I, in drypoint: roots further delineated and contours of root mound and trunk reinforced.
Version 2 of this composition was published as a benefit for the organization, "Ainu Minzoku-to Chikyu Shimin-no Kai," Sapporo, Japan. Bourgeois's son, Jean-Louis Bourgeois, visited Japan to accept an award for the artist. While there, he learned of the plight and poverty of the Ainu, an indigenous Japanese tribe. He asked his mother to execute a benefit print for the organization.
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