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Silver Pheasant, White Bamboo scroll
Satin surface Chromira photo montage with satin brocade fabric. 26” x 48”.  I had never seen these two unusual breeds of flora and fauna before taking the photos that make up this composition. It is inspired by classic Chinese brush paintings of birds and plants. In their symbolism, pheasants represent beauty and good fortune. Bamboo represents courage and friendship. The full moon accompanying them was seen in the broad daylight at the top of Halla Mountain, a dormant volcano at the center of Jeju Island, that I climbed over a period of nine hours.