Faith

Art Description

The golden fish represents the eyes of the Buddha. Fish are meant to have the clarity to see through even the muddiest of waters and  the depth and  width of the sea of suffering and samsara.

As this monk puts on his blind-fold and rides on the golden fish into the sea of samsara, we can question: Do we have such blind faith? Do we depend too much on the Buddha and his sight? Do we want to have only faith or are we already dependent? Or are we happy to be riding the golden fish?

Artwork Specification
Title: Faith
Year: 2020
Dimension: 80×80 cm
Medium: Acrylic (Original Artwork Print)

About the Artist

A Bhutanese contemporary artist for over 19 years, I am popularly known as Tintin.

I like to re-examine Buddhist and Bhutanese concepts, freeing them from their expected, familiar contexts and reframing their meaning.

Born 1985, from Thimphu

Pema Tshering (Tintin)
Pema Tshering (Tintin)

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