Traditional Japanese and Chinese landscape artists achieved a sense of perspective in part by highlighting receding layers of a landscape in a drawing. They did not use the same perspective drawing techniques that contemporary European artists used. Japanese and Chinese perspective drawings have influenced me to look for landscape images that echo their artwork and perspective techniques. This small detail of the forest bordering Lake Bled in Slovenia, with its receding layers of forested ridges, reminded me of Japanese or Chinese drawings. Thus a vision hundreds of years old in China and Japan became a vision in today's Slovenia.