About 30% of earth’s fresh water lies underground in subterranean lakes. Over thousands of years, this water has dissolved the limestone in these lakes into shapes such as the rock in this composition, quarried in Texas. Similar formations found near Taihu Lake in China are among the most prized of Chinese “scholar’s rocks”. *
The companion driftwood and live plant in this composition reflect shared characteristics among these diverse natural materials. A waterfall cascading from the rock’s lower tunnels into the pool below create distinctive natural music.