Isuien Niwa 2019 © Oriana Gatta / Gicleé Print / 16″ x 20” (unframed)

This work is based on a photo I took while on my first solo trip in Japan — to Nara in during the summer of 2007. I found the garden by accident, just wandering around, and it gave me such a lift. I still mentally call up this experience when I need some peace or a reminder that I can got it on my own.