This stunning bamboo forest is located in the Arashiyama district on the west outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. It is one of the most amazing natural sites in the country. An interesting fact about Sagano Bamboo Forest is the sound that the wind makes while it blows through the bamboo. Amazingly enough, this sound has been voted on as one of the “one hundred must-be-preserved sounds of Japan” by the Japanese government. Another interesting fact – the railing on the sides of the road is composed out of old, dry and fallen parts of bamboo.
Another Illuminated Infographic. This one came about because I somehow found myself sucked into the blue links on Wikipedia, researching angels. Hey, did you know the Archangel Gabriel has speaking lines in the holy texts of all three Abrahamic religions? The More You Know!
Illuminated Infographics: If they did infographics in the Middle Ages, this is what they would look like. This series was really fun to make, and I loved exploring the modern/medieval mix of aesthetics. P.S. A lot of the imagery from these is taken from the Tres Riches Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry, which is in my Top Five Best Illuminated Manuscripts list.
Depending on the perspective of the viewer, the church is either perceived as a massive building, or dissolves — partly or completely — into the landscape. Those viewers that look from the inside of the church to the outside, on the other hand, witness an abstract play of lines that reshapes the surrounding landscape. In this way, church and landscape can both be considered part of the work — hence also its title, which implies that to read between the lines, one must also read the lines themselves. In other words: the church makes the subjective experience of the landscape visible, and vice versa.