Date: March 2007 Medium: Watercolor pencils Size: approx. 9" x 12"

These watercolors were part of a presentation for an architecture/art studio course I took in Japan. The presentation was on Japanese gardens and their relationships to architecture. The above painting portrays a garden in a typical home. You would have Shoji (Japanese sliding screens) opening up to a small, minimalist garden. The second painting again portrays a simple, minimalist garden but this time in a public space, enclosed in a hand tied bamboo fence.