14 August 2013
These beautiful monk's robes were hanging from the balcony on a warm day in Ko Samui Thailand at the Big Buddha Temple.
I felt comfortable taking the photo-- and then subsequently painting the robes--- as a symbol of their floating spiritual presence all around the shrine.
The monks weren't visible at the shrines. You could feel their presence-- but they kept a low profile.
There was only one-- who was tying blessings-strings on tourist's wrists.
Don't you love the pure, ethereal quality of the fabric? and the sunshiney, intense orange?
22" x 15"