Framed in the heavenly background of emerging light of enlightenment, this half visible Shakyamuni Buddha sits in his deep meditation forming a cosmic aureole of contrasting green-blue strokes. This batik painting depicts Buddha’s realistic iconographies of the pearl white plumage of truth and purity along with large albatross eyes closed in sound smoothness as his gesture of diminishing worldly desires to accomplish the great task of attaining enlightenment.
Buddha’s vibrant red robe of the color of love for mankind, having a blend of dark brown borders and white horizontal stripes that shine in ecstasy due to his inner self full of essence of brightness and divineness, compliments with the deep red mouth symbolic of his speech of truth, love and worthy emotions.
Buddha’s teachings encapsulated feelings of purity, success, satisfaction and love, which he had the desire to spread as much as possible, to have an environment full of helpful mankind without any mundane emotions and gestures. Here, painter has shown his polished Batik art skills by the natural depiction of Gautama’s matted hair coils in accuracy with the earlobes elongated because of the heavy gold earrings, reminding us of his early princely life when he had not acquired the path of enlightenment.