In many East Asian philosophies, gardening has been viewed as an artistic pursuit for thousands of years. The underlying aesthetic principles focus on achieving complete harmony between man and his natural environment. Roman Johnston finds inspiration in the understated elegance of Japanese gardens, seeking to capture their carefully designed and maintained order in his photographs. Flooded with sunlight, the rich, brightly coloured groves are harmonious and radiant. The American artist knows how to bring out the refined beauty of these settings and how to translate and transmit the subtle language of Japanese gardens.
|Lives and works in Portland, OR, USA|
|2012||November City of Portland, Portland Building, Portland, OR, USA|