Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Anamorphic Buddhas


As Graham and I affirmed, a group trip to an art museum creates powerful synergies. Sharing the appreciation of things is a good good thing.

I discovered the anamorphic art of Kuang-Yu Lee. Disturbingly distorted Buddhas and Buddhist mudras (ritual gestures). These disturbances brought back to life the compassion dimension of perception that stereotyped Buddhist statuary is prone to edit out, if you see enough. The forms also spoke to a certain kind of ablism in Buddhist art.

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