On the Cover

December 2011

Morning sun ignites the stained glass panels of Keiko Hara's "Topophilia Gates" on a clear winter day. 

A Whitman professor of art from 1985 to 2006, Hara drew inspiration for this piece from a temple in Mon, Japan. The water flowing through Hara’s gates represents the passage from one realm to another. 

Photo by Greg Lehman.