Bronze Siam Art, in cooperation with Ban Eakachai Art House, unveiled “Pha Mettasuwannarat,” a contemporary artwork designed by Eakachai Wannakaew, an armless artist and motivational speaker, to raise funds for the Siriraj Foundation to benefit Covid-19 patients.
Eakachai sculpted the Buddha image to a spiritual anchor to help Thais survive the current crisis. It was created with the help of Kuanporn Tiradechaparb, an instructor with the Office of Traditional Art using a 3D modeling program.
The art was named “Pha Mettasuwannarat,” meaning Buddha image with kindness like gold.
“Pha Mettasuwannarat” has a lap width of seven inches and a height of 17 inches and was molded with brass and bronze.
This Buddha statue depicts an attitude of subduing Mara sitting on the Buddhist throne in a posture for meditation with its left hand facing up on the lap and right hand inverted on the knee. The finger points to the ground, meaning the purest person of others beyond passions and greed. The Buddha has an arch frame meaning lights of Dharma and the number “๙” (Thai Unalom) on the top of the head meaning most prosperity.
There are three devils bearing the Buddhist throne, meaning The Buddha who has been respected – Goodness wins all badness.
Replicas of the statue in various sizes are available for sale from 23,999 baht to 42,999 baht. Part of the proceeds will go to the Siriraj Foundation to benefit Covid-19 patients.
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