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Big Tree Ladder Collectable Notecard

Big Tree Ladder Collectable Notecard


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by John Leben
3.5 by 7 inch notecard with envelope (quantity 1) on watercolor paper

Limited Edition Prints Available.  Learn More

"The questionable ambitions of mankind... a house 3000 feet in the sky? A rope ladder, not quite reaching the ground? It is a conundrum."

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Leben’s collectable notecards showcase his limited edition images on high quality watercolor paper and feature distinctive deckled edges around the image giving a border around the art.  These cards are a great way to sample the art in a tangible way before purchasing a larger picture, can act as a mini print if you choose to frame them, or can be a great way to send a personal note to someone special.  Each card comes with an envelope included.  Each order is a quantity of 1.

The folly of man. This tree... already 2000 years old, will patiently wait until that house outlives its usefulness to man. It will dissolve slowly, reverting back to nature. The tree will just shrug it off as a temporary inconvenience. Mankind is temporary... the tree, eternal.

We need more trees... more forests. Trees are the key to cleaning up our air and reducing the carbon in our atmosphere. And you, our collectors, can help. When you buy any of my environmentally themed paintings, including the paintings in this new "Big Tree" Series, I will be donating a portion of every sale to a nonprofit I have come to respect... One Tree Planted. This organization is dedicated to global reforestation... one tree at a time.  So, when you buy my work you'll also be planting trees.

I am only offering a small quantity of 15 limited edition prints of each digital painting in the series. This initial release is available to Collectors only.  This gives you the opportunity to purchase my brand new work before it goes public.  Be one of the first to own one or more of these limited edition prints. You'll also have the satisfaction of helping to save the planet.


Project yourself into a different world; a fantasy world... one that may seem familiar to you. In this world, we watch, blindly, as our farms turn to deserts, our cities are flooded, and our population explodes. This world is ailing, but we optimistically look forward to better times when technology will solve all our problems.

But will it? Can environmental bureaucrats re-engineer our society to be more green? We trust them with our lives and our environment, even as they unleash unproven technology to unexpected consequences. We may laugh at their antics and their solutions, but we are optimists and they are powerful.

Is this world better for their involvement? Is the air more clean? The water more pure? The harvest more plentiful? Or do their reckless projects mock the ideas of renewal and redemption?

These are the themes of The Environmental Series, which use surrealistic imagery, fantasy, and, yes, humor to show a world of inept leadership and absurd solutions to environmental problems. Each painting tells the story of our constant efforts to make things better. Each one reflects our naive certainty that technology will solve our problems. Is there optimism in these paintings? You be the judge.


John Leben is a digital artist, and as such paints his pictures in the computer using powerful software, offering prints of his original compositions. That makes Leben a printmaker who uses digital technology for expression and reproduction.


John Leben's Collectable Notecards are printed on Epson Watercolor paper - Signature Worthy Cold Press Bright

• Epson Cold Press Bright Textured Paper is a 100% cotton rag paper that is acid, lignin, and chlorine free with a bright textured finish. Epson Cold Press Bright paper has a high color gamut and black density and is pH buffered with calcium carbonate for a true archival sheet.

“Hey, thanks so much for stopping by and thank you for your interest in my work.  I am constantly producing new work so please check back regularly. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me personally at with any questions regarding my work.  Take care and thanks for your support.”  - John

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