Chinese landscape painting developed and flourished in the Tang and Song dynasties (618 -1279 AD).* This shadowbox composition reflects some of the compositional techniques employed by artists of the period.
Live plants and rough stone in the foreground overlay smoother shaved layers of feather rock, receding to a distant snow-capped mountain range. A recessed grow lamp accentuates the surface textures and facilitates plant growth, allowing this composition to be hung on any wall, irrespective of available sunlight.
Lee. S. E. (2003 ). A History of Far Eastern Art, 5th Edition. Prentice-Hall. p. 302.