Did you know that bamboo is part of the grass family and that it is the fastest plant on earth? It's not only the favorite food of the panda; it also plays an important role the culture and economy of East Asia and Southeast Asia, where it is used for construction, eating, and in decorative gardens
. There's also an abundance of art that uses the delicate bamboo leaves as its subject. Many American artists, as well as Asian artists, feature the plant in their work: including Don Li-Leger, Vivian Flasch
, and Chris Paschke
. Bamboo posters
and prints are favorites with decorators and designers who want to introduce a sense of peace and tranquility in office and home decor.