This painting is one of the works on paper I created which was inspired by the period in my career when I focused on the symmetry and elements of a true Japanese Garden built in Vancouver. The koi fish fascinate me, and the water plants and architectural features, along with the changes that occur throughout the seasons, were a motivating force in my 10 year exploration of one particular horticultural masterpiece. This work represented a pivotal place in my development as an artist, because it embodied all the ideas in the simplicity of Haiku poetry. I wrote numerous Haiku to accompany the series of Koi paintings of this period, and this painting captured the essence of all I wished to express through those words.


20″ x 30″

Acrylics, lustres, liquid acrylics, rice papers, mixed media, rag papers, canvas, dimensional paints, crystals