I thought to ask if anyone knew any more about these images several times, and so the moment has come!
Sorry, didn’t see you post this while I was drafting, but just to check, was it? The ‘Vinaya Doodles’ was and for good reason, but to memory this was open to any inspired doodlers. In any case, of course, please manage/split/etc as you feel most proper.
Cool bananas! I’ve split the topic off, but to continue with the hair splitting process, as I just wanted to see if anyone knew anything about the image/artist mentioned in the doodles thread (and wasn’t trying to add to any item to any collection—the pictures were included as additional description rather than for the purposes of admiration) I concluded, per your advice, that they really belong in neither thread so created a new one.
If anyone does know any thing more about the origin of these works, I’d be most obliged.
Yes that’s exactly what attracts me to them as well.
The funniest thing I realized though, is that its precisely the more ordinary depiction that gives me the room and “intellectual safety” to engage a little in imaginative reflection and cultivate a move vivid and inspiring sense of the actual day that happened in this world way back whenever when a man sat down with five other men and told them about what he’d be up to while sitting under a tree.
I can’t see anything that would indicate a country/culture of origin. Although the wheel just laying at the bottom of a tree in the Dhammacakkapavattanana image is a little odd/funny/sad looking. Like, a wagon broke down here and just left the wheel there.
In a former live I bought an art book that depicts the Buddha’s life in 4 art/cultural traditions - Chinese, Tibetan etc. Your pictures are among them. I can look up the accompanying information on the weekend if you like.
The Viharn Sien is a beautiful Chinese temple South of Pattaya now in use as a museum. The museum houses a unique collection, which is believed to be one of a kind outside of China. It is made up of a three story central building and a number of pavilion halls. The Viharn Sien is built in elegant Chinese style, but the real attraction lies inside the building. This museum is one of the best places in Asia outside of China itself to see some priceless and rare Chinese artifacts and antiques. The Viharn Sien is also called Viharnra Sien, which means House of the Gods, and was built in 1987 for the current King of Thailand’s 60th birthday, King Bhumibol Adulyadej or Rama IX of the Chakri dynasty.