Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Monk and Bird
I am into painting monks these days. There is a story about Buddha and a vulture. Here is the short version of it. Buddha saw a vulture chasing a pigeon for a meal. He asked the bird not to kill. The vulture said "it is easy for you to say. I need to eat meat to live". Buddha rolled up the sleeves and cut his own flesh to feed the bird. I suppose that this story is the origin of the funeral practice in Tibet where they feed birds with the flesh of the deceased.
After I drew the theme using computer software, I found a discarded canvas and a few cans of enamel paint in my garage. I just quickly painted the theme in color.