As mortals we pray to God and Buddha to give us the strength and courage to stand up to adversity, and for the joy and opportunity that arises from the confluence of life.
When conducting 'rakugaki art' workshops with children around the world based on the themes of "peace", "hometown" and "future", it occurred to Unissograff artist ca37 that the very presence of children is a divine force, God and Buddha, bringing joy to adults and helping lead society to tomorrow.
"Shingon Park - Birth of Buddha" is a bold composition featuring a "gokosho" (a traditional gilted mace with five prongs on each end which is used in Buddhist services), and depicts the moment that Buddha was born. It was exhibited at the International Art Exhibition Art Maison 2019 in Paris and Osaka.
"Shingon Park - Birth of Buddha" is an artistic representation of the solacing sacred chants of the Shingon sect monks, as captured in "Mt Koya, Light of 1200 years".Listen to the performance on YouTube here.
The striking artwork features a collage of the 'pictures of home' drawn by children living in the minefield regions of Cambodia, the painted footprints of children in Uganda as they took part in a local folk dance, and many pictures drawn by children living around Mt Koya on the theme of 'the future fifty years from now'.
This beautiful digital framed print is hand prepared to order by craftsmen in London, UK (please expect up to one week for delivery).*¹
Alternatively, this artwork is also available for purchase as a digital download.*²
Unissograff is art that would be incomplete without children.
20% of the net proceeds generated from each purchase is donated towards the educational and social infrastructure support activities of the Cambodian and Cambodian offices of Certified NPO Terra Renaissance, who jointly managed the Rakugaki Art workshops with Unisograff artist ca37 in those countries.