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jacquard woven fabric of the moon's reflection on water
The Phenomenon Moon-in-the-Water
Jacquard woven fabric, mercerized cotton
27.5" x 21.75"

“The phenomenon moon-in-the-water is likened to human experience. The water is the subject, and the moon the object. When there is no water, there is no moon-in-the-water, and likewise when there is no moon. But when the moon rises the water does not wait to receive its image, and when even the tiniest drop of water is poured out the moon does not wait to cast its reflection. For the moon does not intend to cast its reflection, and the water does not receive its image on purpose. The event is caused as much by the water as by the moon, and as the water manifests the brightness of the moon, the moon manifests the clarity of the water.”
― Alan W. Watts, The Way of Zen

Created at the Praxis Fiber Workshop Digital Weaving Lab Residency