Homage to the
Spirit of the Forests
Aruban Sea Grape branch, coral,
11/o and 13/o Czech and Japanese beads,
19th century white heart trade beads,
Caique parrot feathers, white deer skin, synthetic sinew
Homage to the Spirit of the Forests
Beaded branch inspired by the
"The music, the imagery, the story line of the full-length animated
movie created by the artists of Studio
Ghibli, Princess Mononoke, stunned me from the
first viewing," states Anthony Zarbo with his typical enthusiasm. He
continues during this interview about the piece, "The quality of the
animated cells is easily of the same caliber as any
wood block series, with the great pleasure that it
is all moving. It really rains on the rocks, smoke rises from the
chimneys, and grasses and flowers bloom at the very hooves of the
Spirit of the Forests."
"The musical score by
Hisaishi is equally great. The fullness of the
melodies parallels the perfumes and moist odors of a great woods.
The film and the music are inseparable. "