A series of images from the Oceano Dunes in Pismo Beach, California, one that reflects the connections between the sand patterns formed by wind and time in the dunes and the patterns raked by human creativity in a zen garden.
"A mind unconscious of itself is a mind that is not at all disturbed by affects of any kind. It is the original mind and not the delusive one that is chock-full of affects. It is always flowing, never halts, nor does it turn into a solid." -- Takuan Soho (1573-1645) --
A Zen Gardener, through his use of rocks and sand, seeks to establish an environment in which he and others can obtain a meditative mindfulness, such gardens symbolically and minimally reflecting the essence of the presence of nature’s elements.