(Name of a famous Buddhist temple and pronounced, “yahm-a-dara”)

Image Size: 29.5” W x 29.25” H
Paper Size: 31.5” W x 31.25” H (unframed)  Available
Edition: 75
Artist's Proofs: 15
Printer's Proofs: 10

Centuries ago in Japan, steep mountains with their sheer rock facades were considered the boundaries between this life and the next. Many were impassable such as the rock mountain at Yamadera, but it was there in 860 A.D. that a Buddhist priest began the huge endeavor of chiseling away at the mountain and creating an awe-inspiring temple. A gateway for the faithful to the next life. And for over 1000 years a flame has burned constantly at the temple as both an offering and a beacon from this life to the next. And if you make it to the top a celebrated haiku is etched in the rock, “Stillness, penetrating the rocks, the voice of the cicada.” Namaste.

Notes on Original Work of Art:
Acrylic, fluorescent and metallics paints on heavy watercolor paper, veiled over with hand-made Japanese rice lace, bathed in a mixture of archival beeswax and UV-resistant polymers, with raised 18kt gold on flower basket, bordered with insets of embossed leaf silk, with outside border panels wrapped in Chinese silk and vintage Indian sari cloth, adorned at top right with Chinese Han dynasty charm with Buddhist relief, affixed with melted religious wax collected from holy temples and monasteries, accented with a vintage Chinese silk tassel, all mounted onto archival museum board.

Notes on Giclée:
Notes on Edition and Embellishments to Artist’s and Printer’s Proofs

1. There are no embellishments to 1/75 thru 75/75 of the Edition.

2. The Artist using both brush and palette work enhances all of the flowers in the Chinese box using twenty-four acrylic and fluorescent paints. (Artist’s and Printer’s Proofs)

3. The Chinese box is hand-embellished by the Artist with raised 18 kt. gold. (Printer’s proofs only)

4. All Editions and Proofs signed and numbered by the Artist with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Printed using archival inks on fine art watercolor paper.

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