A psychological distance is captured in this piece. There is a sea between them even though they may live under the same roof. The bridge-shaped rock that they are sitting on represents their foundation. A bridge can bear the weight only if all the supports work. A crack is forming on it now.
A friend asked me again yesterday why I sculpt pieces that will be difficult to sell. I have consciously decided not to let marketability influence my creations. I want to make art that is meaningful and challenging. My interest is in portraying both positive and negative aspects of human life. People may not like this particular sculpture, but I am curious to see what kind of reactions it will produce.
This was the most difficult piece I had ever tried. I usually construct one figure at a time. However, as the Little Buddhas are touching each other in 3 different places (thighs, shoulders, and heads), I built both simultaneously, making sure they will stay together and cracks will not form as the clay shrinks.
The boat shape is a metaphor for life. The figures portray the pleasure of lifelong inter-dependency. It is the most precious gem of life in my opinion.
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