Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Now that's a Green Thumb!

One of the more unusual displays at the Chrysanthemum Festival at Jogyesa Temple greets visitors just after they enter the gate. With its mossy-like surface and lavender painted fingernails, this sculpture sure caught my eye. The large Chrysanthemums trimmed so neatly in the shape of lotus petals completes the ensemble. That Buddha must certainly have a green thumb.

2 comments:

Bibi said...

That is beautiful....and a bit creepy! I'll keep in mind it's Buddha's hand! ;)

Melissa Enderle said...

Agreed, there is a slight creepiness to it. I think it's the fingernails. Some skilled shaping though.