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These Glowing Whales Hold The Whole World Inside

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These Glowing Whales Hold The Whole World Inside

These glowing, translucent whale sculptures by Isana Yamada are placed in a perfect circle to tell a fascinating story about the cycles of life.

Each whale is held aloft by a thin rod and represents a different stage in the the circle of existence found in Buddhist traditions. For example, the whale which features a shipwreck is meant to represent the human dimension. The image of a sunken boat refers to a difficult voyage.

Other glowing whales features graceful clouds, underwater volcanoes, and even polar bear skeletons. Each scene leads to the next as the cycle of life, death, and rebirth continue until enlightenment is achieved.

Yamada 's project is on display at the Artcomplex Center of Tokyo from March 1st through 6th.

Via My Modern Met

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