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Referred to in the west as “scholar’s rocks” or “spirit stones”, gongshi have been collected by Chinese connoisseurs since the Tang dynasty (618-907). Appreciation of these ancient stones in the west began to develop during the last decades of the 20th century.

Feather rock is far too soft to endure for the centuries typical of gongshi. But the volcanic origins of this stone often impart dramatic internal patterns worthy of appreciation, as revealed in these compositions.

scholar's rock on daiza with driftwood
mixed
12" x 9" x 15"
2013
feather rock scholar's rock fountain
mixed
7" x 6 " x 17"
2017
feather rock gongshi fountain with Malaysian driftwood, maidenhair fern, and Corian daiza
mixed
14" x 10" x 15"
2017
feather rock fountain with driftwood, miniature cranes, and Corian base
mixed
22” x 18” x 13”
2016
scholar's rock fountain with water plants
mixed
11" dia, x 14"
2015
two scholars' rocks with fountain, fogger, and plants
mixed
22” x 15” x 27”
2015
tepui stone island with fogger, waterfall, plants, and bird
mixed
15" x 12" x 14"
2014
feather rock scholar's rock with fountain and plant
mixed
15" x 13" x 14"
2014
scholar's rock on daiza with driftwood
mixed
14" x 8" x 16"
2013
perforated feather rock with planting and waterfall
mixed
11" x 11" x 15"
2011
Scholar's rock on daiza with fountain and ivy
mixed
14" x 14" x 24"
2012
perforated feather rock with fountain and miniature palm
mixed
11" diameter x 14"
2013
feather rock gonshi fountain with cyperus palm
mixed
11' x 11" x 17"
2011