Ryoanji Mobile
Obsidian lava rock, aluminum, stainless steel
12 x 9 x 9'

For ”Ryoanji Mobile”, my inspiration was the Ryoanji dry landscape gardens in Kyoto. The gardens are located on the original site of a Zen Buddhist temple and it is a place of spiritual purification. My instinct was to recreate that sensation while physically elevating the Obsidian Lava rocks to appear weightless. The rocks rotate and orbit each other like planets. Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion have been instrumental to my work and inform my investigations in motion and form.