Changing Seasons at Shorin-ji


I just finished re-installing my work in Niigata after the Echigo-Tsumari Trieniial closed on September 13th. My work is now on display at Shorin-ji Zen temple in Matsudai town indefinitely. The monk and his wife are very excited that my works will last for a few months to a few years in all of the in between spaces around their temple grounds.


The whole experience was very moving as I felt the works really took on a new life as they found new places to reside in the moss, rocks, gravestones and ponds surrounding the temple. The winter will be strong and harsh on them this year but it will be interesting to see what influence nature has on the works as the seasons proceed.