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In this imaginary island composition, pieces of a large feather rock were fitted to form a rugged cairn. A waterfall from the peak echoes through the crevices and cascades into the lagoon below. An egret takes flight from a high ledge while two others look on from a lower cliff and the nearby weathered tree stump.

The Korean tray, a casting of 85% mica and graphite, was hand burnished but otherwise unfinished. Below the lip of the tray are the Chinese characters “shan" and "chuan" (mountains and streams).

rock fountain with ivy and driftwood
Belfry Cairn Island
mixed
15" x 12" x 16"
2011