Armless artist creates Buddha sculpture to raise money for Covid-19 patients
Bronze Siam Art, in cooperation with Ban Eakachai Art House, unveiled “Pha Mettasuwannarat”, a contemporary artwork designed by Eakachai Wannakaew, an armless artist and motivational speaker, to raise funds for the Siriraj Foundation to benefit patients of Covid-19.
Eakachai carved the Buddha image into a spiritual anchor to help Thai people survive the current crisis. It was created with the help of Kuanporn Tiradechaparb, an instructor from the Traditional Art Bureau using a 3D modeling program.
The art was named “Pha Mettasuwannarat”, which means the Buddha image with kindness like gold.
“Pha Mettasuwannarat” has a lap width of seven inches and a height of 17 inches and was cast with brass and bronze.
This Buddha statue represents an attitude of submission of Mara seated on the Buddhist throne in a posture of meditation, the left hand turned upwards on the knees and the right hand reversed on the knee. The finger points to the ground, signifying the purest person from others beyond passions and greed. The Buddha has an arc frame signifying Dharma lights and the number “๙” (Thai Unalom) on the top of the head signifying greatest prosperity.
There are three demons carrying the Buddhist throne, which means The Buddha who was respected – Goodness prevails over all badness.
Replicas of the statue in various sizes are available for sale from 23,999 baht to 42,999 baht. Part of the proceeds will go to the Siriraj Foundation to benefit Covid-19 patients.
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