Friday, May 30, 2014

"Sculptor of Buddhist Images in Kyoto" by Kurosaki Akira

The work-in-progress glows like a firefly. He, like all of us, is incomplete. Off to the side, a dismembered head with peaceful expression lies on its side. In the back, a calmly seated figure is cut off at the forehead. The artist has carefully laid out his tools, just as a surgeon does. Though the smell here is wood and oil, not flesh and blood. He is restoring another kind of life.

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