Japanese Gardens, 1968-2018

I have found beauty in various gardens from the stroll-through type of garden to the dry landscape garden, the latter of which is typically designed for meditation by the Zen Buddhist monks.  Major sources of inspiration for me are the Zen gardens located at Ryoan-ji and Daitoku-ji temples in Kyoto.  Rocks and sand are used to represent land forms and the flow of water.  Equally interesting to me were the textures and aging forms of the dark brown earthen wall, dating from the 15th century, which surrounds the garden.  The contrast of the wall color with the white sand of the inner garden inspired this series.