"In Your Style" - Nitobe Memorial Garden - 06-23-2014

This is a picture I took last week at the Nitobe Memorial Garden, Vancouver, BC.  An absolutely stunning garden!

The Nitobe Memorial Garden is a 2½ acre (one hectare) traditional Japanese garden located at the University of British Columbia, just outside the city limits of Vancouver, Canada. It is part of the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research.

One of the most authentic Japanese gardens in North America, it honours Japanese author, educator, diplomat, and politician Nitobe Inazō (1862–1933), who died in Victoria, British Columbia (now the sister city of Nitobe's home town Morioka), and whose goal was "to become a bridge across the Pacific."

The garden has been the subject of more than fifteen years' study by a UBC professor, who believes that its construction hides a number of impressive features, including references to Japanese philosophy and mythology, shadow bridges visible only at certain times of year, and positioning of a lantern that is filled with light at the exact date and time of Nitobe's death each year. The garden is behind the university's Asian Centre, which is built with steel girders from Japan's exhibit at Osaka Expo.

This challenge is open to all artists, whatever your medium.

Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread. We're looking forward to seeing the diversity in art created by one reference/inspiration photo!

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Nice job Christine!

christine stuart said:

blimmy this took me three days to complete just finished it  and I,me happy with it  hope you all like it too   so much to choose from these wonderful gardens  xxx

Nice job Wray!

Wraymona Low said:

My contribution to this Nitobe Memorial Garden Challenge. Done in my usual medium of black ink and black sharpie.

Thanks Pat. I was gonna do it in color; and even started it that way, but a third of the way in, I changed my mind.~~Wray♥

Love all the entries!!  Superb!  What a great challenge.  I want to do this...

HERE YOU GO....FROM ME!

REMARKABLE Wray!!!



Wraymona Low said:

Thanks Pat. I was gonna do it in color; and even started it that way, but a third of the way in, I changed my mind.~~Wray♥

Soooo pretty Christine!

Pat said:

Nice job Christine!

christine stuart said:

blimmy this took me three days to complete just finished it  and I,me happy with it  hope you all like it too   so much to choose from these wonderful gardens  xxx

WOW Jayne, this  is beautiful!...looks like watercolours rather than copics...
 
Jayne Somogy said:

Here's my offering for the challenge.  9x12, Copic Ciao Art Markers.  This one took me two days!

Very nice Mz Pat!

Pat said:

Here is my addition to the challenge. Watercolor


AWESOME Jo!!!
Jo Flockton said:

phew! finished!

Very nice Mr Nelson!

Nelson Failing said:

HERE YOU GO....FROM ME!

beautiful work! Here's the collage for this challenge, so far

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