Plum blossom Nijo Castle

Early one Spring I was invited to take part in an exhibition at the Kyoto Municipal Art Gallery. This was a perfect opportunity to explore the historic gardens of the city. In the grounds of Nijo Castle an orchard of ornamental plum trees was in flower, the white flowers singing with light beside the dark stone ramparts. I have expressed the mass of the stone in hand-dyed silk, with the branches and flowers in satins and velvets that shimmer with light against the dark silks.

117cm x 124.5cm (46" x 49")