This is a portrait of my friend Lee Kavaljian. It is him as the Buddha and it is honoring his love for Asian Culture. It was inspired by a story that Lee told me. The Buddha was sitting under the Bodhi tree, he was so deep in meditation that he was unaware that it was extremely hot. A group of snails saw him and realizing the importance of his thoughts, crawled up to cover and protect his head with their bodies. The snails died from exposure to the hot sun and became honored as martyrs who had died to protect the Buddha. The curls on his head are the snails on sculptures you see. Buddha shaved his head and Asian people don’t have curly hair.

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Comment by Dawn Blair on February 4, 2011 at 9:25am
That is so awesome. Great story and neat piece...
Comment by Regina Rose Malone on January 29, 2011 at 11:26am
Very clever! Your work makes me smile.

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