This is the artist statement from the exhibition:
My painting is called "Enduring" because it is about something that has lasted, rather than changed. The Japanese words for "Murakami", "garden". "enduring" and "living history" are carved into the textured fence while English written words are hidden throughout the painting. I have painted this garden before because it is an expression of a free-spirited woman making her statement. I thought a re-interpretation would show that some things continue on. I wanted to celebrate a piece of living history that continues while change occurs around it.