Mariko Mori – week 11

Mariko Mori is incorporating a more traditional Japanese look and feel in their work.  However, unlike traditional Buddhism, Mariko seems to be representing Buddha with a female and not a male.  With use of the lotus, elements that are represented with the colors & fire, and enlightenment represented with the floating people just to name a few.

 

Buddha is said to have risen from the center of a lotus blossom.  The lotus flower is symbolic for rebirth.

Pink Lotus:  This the supreme lotus, generally reserved for the highest deity. Thus naturally it is associated with the Great Buddha himself.

 

Burning Pureland

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