This work is a contemporary interpretation of a thirteenth-century Japanese Buddhist “five elements” pagoda. Pagodas often serve as reliquaries—containers of relics of the Buddha. These may be physical relics, such as a tooth or a hair, or transcriptions of the word of the Buddha. “Five elements” pagodas are associated with Esoteric Buddhism and represent the five constituents of matter, which are typically identified as earth (square or cube), water (circle or sphere), fire (triangle or pyramid), wind (half-moon or hemisphere), and space (jewel shape). The water sphere of this pagoda contains a small photograph of the sea, printed from a negative that the artist used in the creation of a series of large-scale seascapes.