The Gardens of Italy: Tuscany

I made my way to Tuscany to study the context in which european environmental design had developed, to gain a glimpse of how garden designers, religious and political figures all made important contributions through the centuries.

Tuscany was a superb balance to my work in Kyoto. In Japan everything works-perfectly-almost too perfectly. In Italy, almost nothing works very perfectly, but the joy and friendliness of the people makes it so that it doesn’t much matter. In Japan I learned about tradition, subtlety and grace. In Italy I learned about style. Both countries continue to nurture and expand my life and artistic ideas.

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