The Fuji Collection
The perfect symmetry of Mt. Fuji against the Japanese skyline is known to every artist. A dormant volcano, a giver and taker of life – creator and destroyer with the power of a god. Reverance given to “Fuji-San” by the Japanese people is an expression of love and respect represented in many historical and contemporary works, including Ukiyo-e, the art of Japanese Woodblock Printing. After living in Japan for 6 years, I have also come to view this sacred mountain as a constant present in daily life as it greets me every morning and evening – always towering above as a Protector. I strive to interpret these mystical interpretations of this mountain as inspired from this realization, as well as inspired by Hokusai’s Japanese Woodblock Prints.