Translucent Whale Sculptures Symbolizes The Six Realms Of Buddhism
Japanese artist Isana Yamada creates clear resin whales that contain
miniature worlds. The six whale project, titled Samsara, represents the six
realms in Buddhist cosmology: the Heavenly Realm, the Asura, the Animal Realm,
Hell, the Ghost Realm, and the Human Realm; Samsara is Sanskrit for the cycle of
death and rebirth.
Samsara is Yamada’s graduation project for his master’s degree in design. The
project will be on display at the Tokyo University of the Arts, and the
Artcomplex Center of Tokyo from March 1st through 6th. Each whale contains
something different, symbolizing the different realms.
More info: yamadaisana.strikingly.com
These resin whales represent the six realms in Buddhist cosmology