Buddha

“Buddha,” Art Unlimited, Art/32/Basel, Switzerland, 2001

It is a 9-feet-tall sculpture, made of wood and stained in Redwood. Its surface varnished smoothly Like a piano. It consists of 27 parts of shapes (fingers, head, arm, elephant, high heels, leather shoe, clouds and so on), varying sizes from 4×8 feet to 20x10inches, all jointed together without a single screw, like MEIJI PERIOD ARCHTECTURE HOUSE to construct the image of Buddha sitting with his hand resting on clouds. On the wall, both in Japanese and English, photo-collaged letters say, “muga nothing early-hiroshi“ In Japanese language for example, this letter, muga, since its usage of Hiragana alphabet leaves the meaning open (often, Kangi – Chinese characters are used to specify the meanings more precisely). They translates as nothing is, self-effacement, ecstacy, as well as attaining a spritual state of perfect selfishness.

“Buddha,” Andrew Kreps Gallery, NYC, USA, 2001
“Buddha,” detail, Andrew Kreps Gallery, NYC, USA, 2001
“Buddha,” detail, Andrew Kreps Gallery, NYC, USA, 2001
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