Okunoin Dreams- Dreams & Memory Series

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Dreams & Memory is a series of large scale watercolor paintings based on a Breuwen pilgrimage to Japan in 2017. This month long journey through seven very different cities fostered a connection and respect to the animistic culture of Japan. The inspiration from their culture and heritage is reflected in the paintings.

The watercolors are of Japanese landscapes, but with an intentional warped perspective. Each piece is twisted and appears to pull around the viewer; like a dream or memory. This series also explores how our memories changes each time they are remembered, and asks the question:

“Are memories any more reliable than our dreams”.

"Okunoin cemetery, Mt Koya Japan was one of the most spiritual places I’ve ever been. It was a blessing to spend a few days with the shingon esoteric Buddhist monks, participate in their meditations and rituals, and hear their stories about their beliefs. This piece is a funeral marker, and represents the 5 elements in their tradition, and it was such an honor to touch this marker in person, connect to it, and share it through art.” -Grey

Funeral marker from the Okunoin cemetery, Mt Koya Japan.

2 part watercolor 15"W x 22" (each piece 15"W x 11"H) 

Framed glassless with 1" black frame.