The Art from Thailand

Sudsiri Pui-Ock explores her Buddhist belief through her works.

1.) World Dweller
The artist was inspired by the idea that there is more than the world that we live in, like heaven, hell etc. Feet are the symbols of the journey of our life to the future, to the unknown places. She then deconstructed and also reconstructed the classical shape and form of the feet of Buddha statues by adding the drawing of the continents, including Asia, Europe, Australia, Africa and the Americas, because ultimately this is the only world that matters to us. The way we live in this world determines our future.

2.) Worldly Wisdom
The artist was inspired by traditional hand gestures of Buddha statues that convey the ultimate message of Love, Compassion and Wisdom. Sometimes, when people look at the Buddha statue, many feel that they are too far removed from such pure and ideal state of love, compassion and wisdom, and that such states could hardly exist within the imperfections like human beings. Therefore, the artist combined the modern hand language of ‘I love you’ with traditional hand gestures to show that we, human beings, do exist because of love. The ultimate love exists within our self and it will continue to grow in the future.

 

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