Monday, December 19, 2011

December Paintings

Koyasan, Japan, Trees in the Fall
For Lewis
3" x 3"
acrylic on wood

Trees fascinate me.  Sometimes looking up in to their long reaching limbs is the best glimpse of life. These trees are very special, they reside in a magical place called Koyasan.
 I visited the mountain of Koya about five times during the two years that we  lived in Japan.  It is one of my favorite places, any time of year.

"The grand scale of temples and shrines that sit at the peak creates an unbelievably austere ambiance that will make you feel like you have stumbled into a totally different world. The religious site of Koyasan, located at the peak of the mountain, has an elevation of 800 meters and 1,200 years of history. " from this site

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