Building Behind

The Temple of the Golden Pavillion in Kyoto overlooks the lake and is surrounded by forest. Here it is seen through the branches of one tree. 

I love how this Zen Buddhist temple, bathed in sunshine, lights up this iconic image. 

This is the new structure, opened in 1955. Five years before a novice monk burned down the original temple.

Like the new temple, everybody wants to stand out in some way. Not everyone needs to be centre of attention. Instead, it can be enough to be the upright building in the background.

And like the old temple, sometimes we face disaster and destruction. But be resolute and know your life structure can always be rebuilt till once again you return, to shine as that inspiring pillar of light.

SchimJolie Silk Square
Building Behind (2/8)
Japan Collection 2018
Limited edition: 500
Sizes: Body (140cm by 140cm), Neck (90cm by 90cm)