Camel Country by Koichi Ogino from Japan. Granite, 2012

Artist Statement

I am from Japan. I live in a small town. Every day I am looking at the sky and the clouds. I feel the breeze. I am looking at the mountains and think about the forest, the woods and imagine the sea.

It rains on the mountain, some water flows from the mountain and becomes a stream, many streams join to be the large river that flows to the sea. This water then becomes the clouds. The clouds come back to the mountains. This nature’s cycle brings us a lot of blessing.