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Lady of the Fragrant Hair No.2

Lady of the Fragrant Hair No.2

Inspired by a northern folklore. In this painting, the lady with fragrant hair is a princess of Lanna kingdom. She has long hair in order to pay respect to the Buddha. Her hair is fragrant and its pleasant smell charmingly spreads all over. The atmosphere of the princess’s private chamber— where her ladies-in-waiting stay together—...

Lady of the Fragrant Hair No.1

Lady of the Fragrant Hair No.1

Part of a project to paint female characters in Thai literature. Inspired by a folklore of Esan, it is a realistic painting in combination with beliefs. The painting of a lady with fragrant hair manifests a Thai  woman’s delicate and impeccable manners, according to an ideology. Her slight smile without seeing the  teeth presents delight...

The World

The World

This work’s source came from the Buddhist history when Lord Buddha went to serve his mother in the Tavatimsa realm. It is like the unveiling of the realms of existence, both concretely abstractly. Compared with learning, ‘the unveiling of the realms of existence’ is like opening one’s mind. A triangle in the work represents what...

Buddha’s Enlightenment 2011

Buddha’s Enlightenment 2011

The work’s concept comes from the Buddhist history. After Prince Siddhartha (later Lord Buddha lived a life as an ascetic. He learned various fields of knowledge, practiced self-mortification, and searched for many ways out of suffering. Finally, he could triumph over Mara and attained the enlightenment. ‘The triumph over Mara’ is like the triumph over...

Mahabhinishkramana

Mahabhinishkramana

This work’s concept and inspiration came from impression of the faith in Buddhism. One important event in the Buddhist history was depicted— when Prince Siddhartha (later Lord Buddha) decided to live a life of an ascetic. It was an onerous decision because he had to renounce all worldly pleasures and happiness he possessed in order...

The Impression from Lanna Arts

The Impression from Lanna Arts

The source of inspiration came from being deeply moved by the incident that Thai society once ignored value and beauty of Thai art. The artist then wanted to reflect his impression of art belonging to his hometown— the art’s beauty of Lanna kingdom. This work is the overall picture of various beauty of Lanna art...

The Duty

The Duty

Inspired by pondering on the arist’s own life— his many stories and experiences— and finally concentrating on the mind, breathing in and breathing out, and consciousness. It then becomes recall and awareness. The first realization is ‘a duty’ which depends on one’s own karma. This work is a three-dimensional sculpture but it was intentionally created...

Three Troves

Three Troves

A word ‘trove’ has a literal meaning as ‘a pit’ as well as a belief-related meaning as ‘inherent perceptions which stay with you in every life you are reincarnated. When one were reborn as a human being, he/she must be intelligent and diligent for such learning because of possessed troves. ‘Three troves’ are an abstract...

Human Beings

Human Beings

Inspired by the concept of the ‘death’ of human beings, a coffin— where spirits of animals are dwelling in and clinging to— was created. It reflects fundamental nature of human beings whose the death is undesirable. Therefore, some beliefs are set up in order to deceive themselves. Rites believed to postpone the death are performed...

Orahan

Orahan

Inspired by mural paintings of Wat Suthat, an orahan has a human’s or a demon’s head. The part below its head and chest has both wings and hands, and legs with talons. The overall picture is a bird which its shape stimulates the imagination to fly. It makes the mind drift over the reality. Originally,...