8"x8" Oil on panel

Ready to hang

Stone viewing and the collection of stones of interest called Suiseki developed as an art form in Japan around the reign of Empress Suiko 600AD, influenced by the Chinese appreciation of Viewing Stones which blossomed as an art form during the Tang Dynasty.

Suiseki are appreciated for their resemblance to objects found in nature and as is my favorite; to larger landscapes. A Suiseki might represent a mountain, or a waterfall, or any other natural scene. They are not modified beyond their placement in a carefully sculpted diasa or wooden stand.

As a symbolist landscape painter my interest in Suiseki inspired two works: Worlds and Amethyst Sunset. Here the landscape may be enjoyed as a treasured item, or a world upon itself.