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CENTERED (BUDDHA) original metal wall sculpture


CENTERED (BUDDHA) original metal wall sculpture

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Recycled metal is hand-cut and assembled on a wooden background, depicting Buddha, in his enlightenment state seated on an open lotus flower, a symbol of purity.

  • Medium: hand-cut metal applied to wood
  • Size: 44" H x 32" W x 1" D
  • Hardware: ready to hang with wire on back
  • Part of a limited series each produced with a unique set of rescued materials
  • Final photo is past version for scale

The Process

My workshop is chock full of found treasures from adventures across the country. I select a palette of colors from across many mixed materials and get to work, snipping and shaping and applying in careful layers until the perfect piece emerges.

The Story

Growing up in the Shenandoah valley, sandwiched between the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny mountains, I was exposed to that southern mountain religion, which is somewhere between Baptist, Methodist and Brethren. When my father took a job with the Forest Service, however, we moved from the valley into the heart of the forest where my religion quickly turned to the church of nature. My parents both believed in some higher power, an energy of sorts, that resonates throughout nature. They believed, as I do now, that being spiritual is a much simpler state, and one that that can be tapped into with a certain patience. With such practice, we eventually we find ourselves with an inclination towards peace and tranquility. So with nature as my foundation I began to seek this energy, this peace, this way of being centered. It’s something that is taught in more of the eastern religions, and I still find inspiration in some of those teachings. Being spiritual to me is not something that has rules or laws. It’s about a connectedness. So, with this piece I was seeking to describe that connectedness, that centered being, the Buddha state.