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. Dark, rough boulders in the foreground overlay the tinted feather rock of the middle ground, receding to the snow-capped mountain range in the far distance.
A grow lamp recessed behind the bamboo frame 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. 302.