Kyoto, Japan

安楽寺 (京都市左京区鹿ケ谷御所ノ段町21)

William loved to juxtapose the seemingly opposing nature. With the first glance we see the Autumn (red, orange, and yellow) colors “engaging” the still but firm blues and greens in the foreground and the background, creating harmony. Yet, soon we are able to find the statue of Jizo Bodhisattva/地蔵菩薩, an earth deity, calmly witnessing the dynamic nature cycle at the center of this composition. izo Bodhisattva embodies the great nurturing and healing power of the earth, and in here, he silently accepting the turning of the wheel of nature.