A reclining Buddha in pink stone medium. Pink stone, also known as soapstone, is a talc-schist that lends itself to works of art with a remarkably smooth finish and a lovely, colloidal colour. The sculpture that you see on this page is replete with every virtue of pink stone.
Siddhartha Gautama is propped up on His right arm. The haloed head rests on the palm of the same hand. The left arm stretches over His lateral profile as He faces forward. Feet together, with the train of His unstitched robe caught between both limbs. This reveals their musculature with a great deal of visual eloquence.
A sliver of upholstery beneath the reclining figure, just enough to accommodate Him. In terms of detail, the engravings in each section of the pink stone composition - face and attire and the edges of the upholstery - make a minimalist statement.
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