At first glance, this print is like looking out a window on a cheery, spring day. But then I notice the size of the heron, and I wonder, is it a tiny window or a giant bird? I look closer: such balanced structure should seem solid, but the speckled surface feels as transient as the seasons. I look longer, and all the mundane subjects of the background - a fence, lake, lily pads, flowers and bushes - become increasingly stylized and decorative. In short, this picture reads like a lovely dream.