Traditionally, sense perceptions have been explored extensively by artists. Highly developed perceptual sensitivity is the talent and field of expertise of an artist. Their explorations and discoveries hold valuable lessons about the nature of reality. This series is about artworks that resonate Buddhist teaching.
Alberto Giacometti, Hands Holding the Void, 1935, bronze cast, MoMA
The statue expresses the artist’s recognition of the inherently empty nature of sense perceptions.
O Shariputra, — in this pure there is no form, sensation, thought, activity or consciousness; : No eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, mind; no form, no tastes, sound, colour, touch or objects;