Kimono Seasons
This series integrates the subtlety of Eastern lore with the vibrancy of western realism to create stunning and graceful "moments of heart and inner being" through the central symbolic theme of Kimono tapestries.

Natsu: Listening For Balance


Natsu: Listening For Balance
Kimono Seasons Collection

Natsu: Listening For Balance
The Japanese word for summer is Natsu

 
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Sacred Sword Mon Symbol

This Symbol is a Mon.
A Mon is a Japanese family crest.
This particular Mon is the SACRED SWORD.
This motif is hand-painted repeatedly throughout the kimono as a pattern.

 

She studies the sacred sword in quiet meditation.
She readies her mind for the sound of enlightenment.
Time stands still in her soul, she is LISTENING FOR BALANCE.

Medium: watercolor, gouache, and color pencil
Original size: 14" x 28"
Created 1996 and published copyrighted 1997
by Elizabeth Koval Maffeo


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