University of Georgia
This abstracted mountain print was part of a larger collection focused on the Japanese ideal of yin and yang. The collection entitled “Saints and Sinners” was split into two sections. These sections drew inspiration from symbolic elements within Japanese culture that represent both the positive and negative sides of life. This print in particular drew from the idea of the perfect circle, the balanced mountain, and the peaceful zen garden. The geometric lines represent the repetitive act of meditation much like that of a zen garden. The circles and mountain – like motifs demonstrate the balance that one can achieve through the process. The goal with this print was to take the identifiable Japanese motifs and translate them into a modern repeated pattern, to take the old and make it new.