Lunar Zen Garden
by Ayako Ono
Category: Lunar Settlements
Description: Zen garden is a traditional Japanese garden and the style,
called "karesansui" (literally meaning dry landscape), consists of rocks
and sand that engender calmness by symbolizing the sea and streaming water
as minimal compositions. Also, the symmetry provides the charm of beauty. There is a conical mountain to enhance the pattern of light and the pretty view of the Earth placed above the mountain. It will also
work as radiation shielding when modules are put under the sand.
Solar panels could also be manipulated as part of the landscape
design, representing shapes of natural elements. See paper "Lunar Zen Garden: Natural Design as a Key to Reliability in Extreme Space Environments."
Medium/Tools Used: Acrylic colors on Clairefontaine black paper.