R. Prost Gallery


Asagao -- Morning glory (Japanese).  Literally "morning face", it is an image of transience.

Enchiridion -- The title of a handbook of moral values by Epictetus (55 C.E. - 135 C.E.).
                         It is a guide to living a moral life.

Gaki -- Hungry ghost (Japanese).  A being in a realm of the afterlife
             caught between death and the attainment of rest.

Jinji -- Human affairs (Japanese).  One of the sub-categories of haiku.

Kabe -- Wall (Japanese).

Kado -- The Way of words or poetry (Japanese).  One of several "ways" to live a life.

Kakemono -- A scroll or image displayed in an alcove of a home (Japanese).

Kumo -- Cloud (Japanese).

-- This is a medieval (alchemical?) image symbolic of one's lifespan.
It is composed of the waxing and waning moon and the space between.