Ink Stone Series 1 – Ink Stone Water Feature

The affection between stone and water, always together and inseparable in nature, they interact, embrace and respect that balance between them. Stone contains and defines, giving shape to water. Water always finds her level, to reveal and submerge, to bring out the contour of stone, to reflect his stature and regard his permanence. These series of water features are in many ways close-up extractions from nature, giving accentuation and visibility to these silent dialogues between solidity and fluidity, opacity and transparency. From a famed Zhaoqing quarry where this kind of stone has been extracted since Song Dynasty for grinding ink, these ink stones could also be water timer, moss planter, tea tray, teapot drainer… and above all, in the very essence, each is a precious little garden cultivated for the eye and the soul.