This composition was inspired by the work of well-known penjing artist Qingquan Zhao, in particular his water-and-land penjing entitled “Leaving the Gorge”.*
A tall mountain split by a waterfall towers over a small temple poised on a cliff. Behind the temple, a grove of ivy climbs the rock face, as the waterfall cascades down into the gorge below.
Zhao, Qingquan (1998). Penjing: Worlds of Wonderment. Athens, GA: Venus Communications. P. 18