For research purposes I took a trip to the Oriental museum at Durham. I was, literally, in seventh heaven. The displays were beautiful and so fascinating. And of course I couldn’t resist a little souvenir, a Japanese tea set to help get me in the zone for my new project. I am fascinated by the aesthetics of Japanese art. I am exploring the seven aesthetic principles of Zen philosophy and how to interpret them in the photographs I will be taking. Whether I achieve it I don’t know but it will be both an informative and spiritual journey I will be taking.