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This work is part of an ongoing series called “Treasure Towers.”

The term “Treasure Tower” is rooted in various Buddhist scriptures, notably in the renowned “Ceremony in the Air” featured in the final teachings of the Buddha (The Lotus Sutra). In this ceremony, Buddhist followers gather to receive profound wisdom from the Buddha. As the ceremony unfolds, the earth opens, revealing the Buddha in a towering structure adorned with treasure and suspended in the air. The Buddha then reveals that the Treasure Tower exists within every individual, irrespective of their circumstances or social status. Furthermore, the Buddha emphasizes that every person possesses the ability to refine their life and allow their inner treasure to shine.

The use of different types of burlap symbolizes the concept that, although humans are inherently diverse, there is an essential “sameness” that unites us all. This installation celebrates the beauty of our diversity and the shared challenges we experience on our journey toward becoming luminous individuals.

  • Continuing to increase scale
  • Idea of same but different
  • A stepping stone to even larger works and installations

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