Saturday, May 18, 2013

Scratch First, Itch Later...

 There is Buddha for those who don't know what he is, really. There is no Buddha for those who know what he is, really.
-Zen saying

Classic Takashi HOJYO:

I've seen precious few able to sculpt in the details on this model very well.

Looking at that model makes me want to try folding it again.  Here's my rendition from a decade ago:

Folded circa 2003?
I definitely want to figure out how to shape the chest and neck area.  As for the head and face...

To know and not do is not yet to know.
-Zen saying

Perhaps the most well-sculpted facial rendition on this model, by Mariano Zavala B.  :

 Just stunning!  You can tell he looked at actual sculptures for detailing, instead of merely imitating HOJYO's rendition.  I like the valley-mountain creases in the head adornment; and the shape of the ears is very reminiscent of Buddha sculptures (and also reminds me of Seiji NISHIKAWA's Buddha mask).

More beautiful photos on his blog.

To follow the path, look to the master, follow the master, walk with the master, see through the master, become the master.
-Zen saying

Of course, Hojyo has since outdone himself by producing this Tathāgata Buddha:

See more photos

So much inspiration, so little time....

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