Phra Acana Buddha Color Photograph Framed with Glass Pane, "Spiritual Buddha Hand II"
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Brendan O'Connell directs his lens toward a Buddha sculpture at the Wat Si Chum, and focuses on his hand with long lean fingers - a distinctive trait of the Sukhothai style. Pointing downwards, they are summoning the Earth Goddess. Using Photoshop, O'Connell creates a mystical illusion where greens invoke peace, and bright orange-red evokes the force of spiritualism. "For me, the hand now appears to be transmitting a spiritual light. Hopefully people who view the photograph will feel and be touched by the light," confides O'Connell.
Wat Si Chum, also known as the temple of the bodhi tree, was built circa the 13th century. The main attraction is the Buddha sculpture enshrined inside the remaining structure of the square mandala building. It is known as Phra Acana or "one who is not frightened" or "unperturbed" and it is said that a Burmese army fled Sukhothai at the site of this sculpture.
- 1.12 kgs
- 2.5 lbs
- Frame: 44 cm H x 31.5 cm W x 2.4 cm D
- Frame: 17.25" H x 12.5" W x 0.9" D
- Photograph: 21 cm W x 31.5 cm H
- Photograph: 8.25" W x 12.5" H