Landscape architect, writer, and artist Marc Peter Keane has been drawn to the fusion of Eastern and Western aesthetic philosophy for more than two decades. He was born outside of New York City, and after graduating from Cornell University, Keane moved to Kyoto, where he lived, researched, and worked for 20 years. An avid creator of gardens, installations, ceramics, and bontei tray gardens, his work is inspired by nature and based on the storied history of Japanese arts and crafts. Keane has lectured, researched and taught at the Kyoto University of Art and Design, Cornell University, and Columbia University, and has lectured across Japan, England, and the United States. He now lives and works in Ithaca, New York.