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By splitting a single large stone along its strong vertical grain, this imaginary five-island grouping was created. A waterfall emerges from a cavern at the peak of the dominant mountain island and cascades into the lagoon enclosed by nearby islands. Mist boils out from the narrow chasm between the sheer rock walls. A lone fishing boat sails through the mist beneath foliage clinging to the rock face and island slopes.

The Korean tray, a casting of 85% mica and graphite, was hand-rubbed and waxed, but otherwise left unfinished. The Chinese characters at the right corner of the tray are the Chinese characters for “shan” (mountains) and “chuan” (streams).

island group fountain with fogger, boat, and dwarf plants
Channel Passage through Morning Mist
23" x 15" x 14"