Travels drawings from a trip to Japan in September - October 2016. Inquire for sales.

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  • Hiroshima Castle

    marker, stamps, and mixed media on paper, 7" x 9.5"

  • Daibutsu from Front

    marker on paper, 6.75 x 9.5" :: The Great Buddha in Todai-Ji, Nara, Japan

  • Todai-ji Roof

    brush marker on handmade paper, 6.5" x 4.5" :: First experiments with new brush pens on handmade paper

  • Great Buddha from the Side

    marker on paper, 6.75 x 9.5" :: Brush marker drawing of the Daibutsu in Nara. Lauren included for scale.

  • Nara Stone Lantern

    marker on handmade paper, 4.5" x 6.5", 2016

  • Charm Vendor in Nara

    marker on handmade paper, 4.5" x 6.5"

  • Tree Through the Roof of Kasuga Shrine

    marker on handmade paper, 4.5" x 6.5", 2016

  • Monk and Sutra

    marker on paper, 4.5" x 6.5", 2016 :: Inside the Kasuga Shrine

  • Tea Room in Kongojubi Temple

    marker and stamps on paper, 6.75 x 9.5" :: In Koyasan

  • Rock Garden of Kongojubi Temple

    marker and pencil on paper, 2016 :: They say it is the largest zen rock garden.

  • Morning Chants in Okunoin

    marker and pencil on paper, 7" x 9.5", 2016 :: In a room full of gold, in the mountain temple town of Koyasan, the monks chanted beautifully together.

  • Stone Gorinto

    marker and mixed media on paper, 7" x 9.5", 2016 :: The Gorinto is a grave marker used in Okunoin. From the rectangle on the bottom, the shapes symbolize: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Space.

  • One of many Kannon

    marker on paper, 4.5" x 6.5", 2016 :: Sanjusangendo temple, aka Rengeo-in, in Kyoto is home to 1001 human-sized statues of Kannon, each with 45 arms. That's a lot of arms.

  • In the garden of Otagi Nembutsu-ji

    marker and pencil on paper, 7" x 9.5", 2016 :: Otagi Nembutsu-ji is a small temple on the outskirts of Kyoto. In the 1980's, community members carved 1,200 quirky statues representing the Rakan (followers of Buddha) and left them outside to gather lichen and moss creating an enchanting crowd-sourced art project. Maybe I'll copy this idea sometime.

  • Inspired by Tatsumi Hideo

    marker on handmade paper, 4.5" x 6.5", 2016 :: Reflecting on a visit to the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Kanazawa

  • Lauren atop Mt. Murodo

    marker and rain drops on handmade paper, 4.5" x 6.5", 2016 :: We reached the top and stared into a wall of fog. We were promised a view into the crater. Along the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.

  • Kamakura Kannon

    brush pen on handmade paper, 4.5" x 6.5", 2016

  • Jizo Statues of Hasedera

    brush pen on handmade paper, 4.5" x 6.5", 2016 :: In Kamakura

  • Daibutsu of Kamakura

    marker on paper, 7" x 9.5", 2016