Friday, March 11, 2011

The Great Wave

Sending positive thoughts and prayers out to those in Japan and all of the other areas that have been and will be affected by yesterday's 8.9 Earthquake and subsequent Tsunami. The power of nature never ceases to amaze me. They say waves may reach Hawaii and as far as the California coast too.

After watching the news and a few videos on the devastation, my thoughts wandered and came to rest on images of "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" by Katsushika Hokusai. He was a great Japanese artist who lived a long time ago from 1760 to 1849. This was the first color block print in the series "Thirty Six Views of Mount Fuji." I found a video with more of his work set to some soothing music too.

I hope that calm seas return soon and that everybody has a safe and blessed day.

Photo Credits:
"The Breaking Wave Off Kanagawa" also called "The Great Wave"
Color Woodblock Print by Katsushika Hokusai

1 comment:

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Bonnie
I only just heard the sad news and must go switch on the tv for details.. another disaster this year.. it's been full on in the southern hemisphere... floods earthquakes cyclones and now this...

Just wanted to say.. that first image has always been a favourite of mine.. So beautiful.. even though it does represent such heartbreak,

ciao xxxx Julie