Chinese landscape painting developed and flourished in the Tang and Song dynasties (618 -1279 AD).* This shadowbox composition reflects the bold style of a painting by Wu Zhen, “Lone Fisherman on a River in Autumn”.
The live plants, figurine, and rough stone in the foreground overlay smoother shaved layers of feather rock, with shorelines of finer stone breaking up the middle and far distance.
A recessed LED lamp accentuates the surface textures and facilitates plant growth, allowing this composition to be located on any wall, irrespective of available sunlight.
Lee. S. E. (2003 ). A History of Far Eastern Art, 5th Edition. Prentice-Hall. p. 465.