Everything has a beginning. Even a majestic-looking tree, rich in golden leaves and strong branches, takes a long time to grow. What you see is the fruit of a consistent effort of nurturing, caring, and pruning. Then again, a journey of growth is more than it seems to be. In his latest work, Kim Il Tae exhibited his growth in technique by painting a series of trees with a detailed focus. Sparkling with healthy leaves and a sturdy build, Kim hinted at his robust health and his journey of exploration as fruitful and fulfilling as he achieved the impossible feat of painting in 24K gold, leaving a timeless legacy in the world of art.