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Gradification Creates This Collage of a Japanese Cherry Tree

The 'sakura,' or the Japanese cherry tree, was the inspiration behind the artist Gratification in creating this newspaper decoupage collage art. According to the artist, this particular creation was made at the dead of night after a sleepless slumber. The process of collaging is incredibly time-consuming and requires quite a bit of dedication.

Every last piece makes a difference in the shape of your final project, and making sure that each one falls in the right place can stall you for quite a bit. The sakura symbolizes the nature of life and is associated with the Buddhist lifestyle, apparently bringing a sense of calm along with it. Creating the Japanese cherry tree seems to have brought the artist a sense of serene calmness that she was able to portray through the collage piece.