Śūnyatā (Emptiness)

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Śūnyatā (Emptiness)

“Emptiness” comes from Buddhist Sanskrit, which means something beyond the perception of the senses. The “Emptiness” here is not “nothing”, but a kind of ability of infinite possibilities that can make anything appear, change, or disappear. 

This work draws on the Karesansui of Buddhism and Japanese Zen, combined with the ineffable natural mystery when you encounter nature. The material comes from coral fossils in the riverbed and decayed dead wood and moss in the forest. Through precise stacking, its metaphors a kind of human Balance with nature, achieve a state of ‘stillness’, get rid of unnecessary distractions and all senses to connect with the mother earth, reach the realm of “Anatta” and “Emptiness”, stay away from the hustle and bustle and stare at yourself, and spend peaceful moments.


Marnyi Stone

In areas of Tibetan Buddhism, people regard stones as living and spiritual things. Marnyi Stone is a place where believers worship primitive gods, mainly mountain gods and war gods, and a place where people and gods communicate. To this day, every time Tibetans pass a Marnyi Stone, they usually add a small stone or a pebble to the pile of stones as a prayer. These photos were recorded in Xinjiang, Shangri la when I had a trip in China.