In light of the COVID-19 lockdown, 'Not to Scale' is my virtual Summer exploration in nature and creation of an imaginary miniature city. It illustrates my appreciation of 'Jizō' and 'Tōrō' being the some of smallest Japanese architectural elements in physical scale yet encapsulate big and significant essence. 'Jizō' stone statues serve the primary role of protecting children, while 'Tōrō' stone lanterns, when lit, are considered as offerings to Buddha. They are usually among the smallest and less appreciated elements found in unsheltered areas of shrines and temples. 'Not to Scale' depicts 'Tōrō' stone lanterns taking the form of traditional Japanese architecture, inhabited by 'Jizō' stone statues - where the borders between structures and nature are deliberately obscure; where weathering and aging are celebrated as symbols to the cycle of life; where symmetrical architecture forms conform to asymmetrical contours and topography.
3rd Place Winner of RebusFarm Summer Vibes Challenge 2020.