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A meteor impact 70 million years ago formed what is now Tai Lake in eastern China. Naturally perforated limestone rocks found near the lake are called Taihu and are among the most prized of Chinese “scholar’s rocks”. The intricate intersecting chambers of Taihu draw the viewer deep inside, evoking the impression of what artist Richard Rosenblum called “infinity stones”.*

The organic sculptural quality of Taihu inspired this composition in feather rock set on a small Corian pedestal or "daiza". Sprays of dwarf syngonium in a submerged planter offer a dramatic counterpoint. Waterfalls cascading through the rock’s many tunnels into the pool below create distinctive natural music.

The mica pot and the daiza are finished with a matching textured lacquer.

*Rosenblum, R. (2001). Art of the Natural World. Boston: MFA Publications.

scholar's rock fountain with water plants
Infinity Stone II
mixed
11" dia, x 14"
2015