SYSTEM "System brings together a series of images which examine the very structure of society, reflected through the architecture of Japans "natural" environment. Liebchen presents a series of portraits of some of the nearly 2000 Japanese Black Pines which are planted across the lawn of the Kokyo Gaien Garden Plaza, located on the Imperial palace grounds in Tokyo. The traditionally shaped and manicured forms are set against the backdrop of an urban metropolis, clouded by the snow, and haze of Japan’s winter season. Metaphorical in both intent and symbolism, the resulting images reflect a world of both conflict and beauty, deceptively sublime and vividly clear in its examination of a country’s societal structures." Shashasha

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