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Muromachi Autumn
17 inches x 11 inches
Watercolor and graphite on paper
Signature date: 5.29.06

Tarantula and scorpion metamorphose into autumn leaves, poised on the verge of disintegration. Inspired by-in the prismatic treatment of the spider's stylized abdomen-the oxidized silver orb of a full moon rising on a Muromachi period (1392-1573) Japanese lacquer writing box at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

all text and images Berwald Oriental Art and Julie Rauer

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