Sanzen-in (ND-34)

From the Zen Gardens in Kyoto collection.


In this composition, William introduces a flowing spiral of yellow maple leaves in the foreground—a fleeting moment that contrasts with the eternal silence of the bluish stone statue of Jizo Bosatsu (Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva), quietly situated against the dark green. Sanzen-in was one of William’s favorite temples. He once said that his journey in photography was an internal spiral that continued to go deeper with each photograph. Every time he came back to Kyoto or Sanzen-in, he searched for the proper approach to a garden with his mind and soul. This image evokes what he was feeling when he squeezed the shutter. 

Dimensions N/A


Pv1 (9 x 24 in.), Pv2 (14 x 36 in.), Pv3 (20 x 48 in.), Pv4 (24 x 60 in.), Pv5 (28 x 72 in.), Pv6 (38 x 96 in.), Pv7 (48 x 120 in.)


None, UV

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