Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pine Forest, Tohaku

Tohaku's six fold screen was not meant to be a piece on display. It was instead intended for reflective purposes. The simplicity of this piece is much in line with the Buddhist tradition. The material and ink united together and in different intensities create an ethereal, almost eerie effect. 
Such a scene seems more fitted for the interior of one's mind than an actual outdoor scene, though it does depict trees familiar to the Japanese. Perhaps that was the aim or inspiration...

1 comment:

  1. May I use this image on my Web site for the children's book I am working on?