Construction of
Rockport, Maine Garden (2012)
Perched atop a ledge
plateau, all materials had to
be hoisted up and moved
with tripods.
An existing conventional
pond was dismantled first.
Gorgeous rocks with a
fragile, ribbon-like figure
were discovered nearby in
the woods and incorporated
into the pond.
The pond was made to look
like an erratic, cupped in the
embrace of the surrounding
limestone ledge.
(below) Scenes from the 16th c. Momoyama Period garden in
Tokushima, Shikoku, named Kyuu Tokushima-jo Omote Teien. Note the
highly figured rocks and dynamic positioning, which appealed to the
tastes of the ruling warlords of the time.