Achieving a zen feeling in my photography has always been a goal of mine. Building a Zen garden, however that seemed a big stretch.
Not too long ago, we were looking over a recently completed corporate art installation when the client asked if I had any ideas for a space that he had that was not being utilized. He said that he hoped it would be a place where people could take a break and relax. I said “Maybe a Zen Garden”? He looked at me and instantly said, “Yes that would be great. Build one for me here.” I said “I have never built a Zen garden before”. He said “You are creative. You will figure it out”. I said “Ok”, feeling both scared and excited at the same time. After weeks of looking at rocks, gravel, fountains, researching and planning, this is what I came up with…..
The backdrop is a 15′ mural made from one of the images I created for the sumi-e collection at Byron Jorjorian Photography