Acrylic/ canvas 24x30” 2001
A painting of part of the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens founded in 1910. Here is pictured the splendid Japanese garden, constructed in 1914 and 1915, the first to be created in an American public garden, and considered one of the finest Japanese gardens outside of Japan. The cypress-wood torii is painted bright vermilion, a color associated with Buddhism. It is modeled after the camphor-wood torii that stands in the sea at Miyajima. The inscription on the torii reads Dai-myo-jin, which means "Great Illuminating Deity" or "Spirit .of Light."