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Jingyuan Liang

MFA 2016

Untitled (prayer beads)

clay, gold leaf, 2015, 4"w x 48"h x 2"d

In Buddhism, prayer beads should be held between your thumb and index finger when you are reciting Buddhist scriptures. Toggling the beads one by one, you will know how many times you have recited the scriptures. However, the prayer beads in Buddhism are not only about the counting system. They are about touching and the immutable loyalty to the Buddha. Every time you touch the beads, the gold leaf will get on your hand. Over time, the gold leaf will not appear on the beads anymore. But the Buddha will be with you in spirit forever.

Jingyuan Liang - Untitled (prayer beads)

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