The Buddhas in these photographs symbolize stillness amidst the unceasing flow of the world. Everything moves: things, thoughts and energies. Yet the one who witnesses the movement is perfectly still. With our warming and accelerating world, stillness is a radical counterpoint. We need stillness. We are stillness. These Buddhas maintain their center amidst the storms, trials and triumphs. May we embrace their invitation to honor our own stillness, within the flow of deep time.
These images are digital photographs of buddha sculptures in water, using long exposures in natural light. They are expressions in color, line, light and surface, conveying varied states of consciousness. They both represent, and invite, essential stillness.