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Carving Buddha statues

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:32 am
by avatamsaka3
Has anyone here learned how to carve Buddha statues in stone or wood? If you have, how long did it take you to learn? And how long would it take me to learn without any sculpting experience? Are there any upasakas out there who dedicate themselves to this kind of thing?

Re: Carving Buddha statues

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:49 pm
by PadmaVonSamba
Look up Enkū , the “carver of 100,000 Buddhas”. Do an image search and look at his work.

Re: Carving Buddha statues

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:13 pm
by avatamsaka3
Sounds good... I'd like to learn how to make statues myself.

Re: Carving Buddha statues

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:12 pm
by cjdevries
When I was really ill a few years ago, I hung out with a stone carver who was trying to get me to channel my energy into something productive. It was really challenging, and I only made a very amateurish looking face, but it was fun and worthwhile. He, on the other hand, was making incredibly skillful work.

Re: Carving Buddha statues

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:52 pm
by avatamsaka3
Anyone know a stone/wood carver that makes Buddha statues?

Re: Carving Buddha statues

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:06 am
by cjdevries
I'll ask a friend.

Re: Carving Buddha statues

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:11 am
by cjdevries
My friend wanted to ask where are you located?

Re: Carving Buddha statues

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:49 am
by avatamsaka3
Samsara for now.

Re: Carving Buddha statues

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:31 am
by cjdevries
I know someone who is a stone sculptor. Her name is Francis Jansen; she is quite good. Here is her website: www.graceinstone.com. If you're really serious, I believe I can connect you with her. She might also be able to connect you with someone who makes Buddha statues. I used to meet with her every week. I talked to two friends and they both said if you're trying to sculpt you need to gain some experience before going for serious training.