Stone Images VII

March 26 – April 24, 2016

An exhibition of Viewing Stones from Members of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association Viewing Stone Study Group

Viewing stones, or suiseki as they are called in Japanese, are naturally formed stones valued for their beauty and ability to represent a scene from nature. This includes anything from mountains and islands to animals and plants. Believed to have originated in China two thousand years ago, the ancient art form was introduced to Japan in the sixth century A.D. and has been practiced ever since. When paired with bonsai each enhances the qualities of the other and creates a scene that would be found in nature.

This year’s exhibition features stones from the state of Washington. Come experience this unique art form and find beauty in the unexpected!

Image: Viewing Stone and daiza by Patrick Metiva; “Dragon’s Scale”; Collected from the Sauk River in August of 2015; Hand carved daiza made of madrona