Japanese rock gardens (枯山水, karesansui) are miniature stylised landscape made of rocks, moss sometimes, gravel and sand. Its gravel is raked in different patterns meant to represent ripples at a surface of a pond. Zen gardens are usually in monasteries, like the famous karesansui of Ryoan-ji temple in Kyoto. Rock gardens are an expression of the essence of nature, a sight that invite to meditate about the true meaning of life.
A Poetic vision of forsaken Zen gardens. Rakes have stopped combing the gravel ages ago, yet flowing patterns still emerge from tarnished and polluted grounds. No more visitors, no more birds, just silence. Void.
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Centuries of uncontrolled urban and demographic expansion have created labyrinthine zettapoles where the great capitals of the world once stood. The names of these ancient cities have long been forgotten. The uniformisation of habitats and cultures, the systematic destruction of the environment have erased geographical distinctions and it is now impossible to know to which country these structures once belonged. France, New York, Asia… Words that no longer mean anything.
Zettapoles stretch boundlessly, surrounded by nothing but plains of black ashes and stagnant seas.