The beautiful Akaka Falls State Park in Hilo, Hawaii is home to a 400-foot cascade of water that flows over the edge of the Kolekole Stream into an idyllic blue pool at its base. The name Akaka in Hawaiian roughly translates to “rippling water” which is exactly what the stream does here as it flows over the edge of the massive cliff. This series is inspired by the serenity one can find in nature, and I wanted to use this photo as a tribute to it.
This is the second article in a series I plan to do on the art of Lyle Ritz. Ikebana #2 is one of my favorites. The triptych format seems only possible by mounting each panel on separate stretchers that are attached to each other. I think that the triptych format is very effective for this piece, It gives you a…
with its rolling hills and majestic oaks, looking south toward the Pacific Ocean. As you can see from the series title, “Ikebana”, this piece is modeled after a traditional Japanese flower arrangement using a California native plant called Oso Easy as my focal point. Using a variety of Nihon-ga (Japanese style) painting tools, I’ll show you how this was made.…
It is made of rugged mountains and endless prairies. It is a wonderland that is often associated with cowboys, wagon trains, outlaws, gunslingers and the old west. However Colorado was not always this way. Millions of years ago it was covered by an ancient sea which yielded prehistoric life forms as fossils. This same sea also laid down huge beds…
This work was inspired by the architecture of Japanese architect Tadao Ando. I have become a huge fan of his works after watching “A Vision of Japanese Gardens” and I would like to thank Mr.Ando for his wonderful creations which will guide my future designs as well.