Reclaimed wood (interlock and woven Mahogany trimmings, peeled wicker and found vines)
Faculty Center Grounds, UP DIliman
The sculpture is the artist's version of Buddha sitting in Padmasana (or Lotus Pose) under a Bodhi tree while searching for the cycle of birth, death and the wheel of life. The sculpture itself represents and mirrors that cycle. From the tree where the sculpture is displayed to the organic piece itself, nature is our reminder of the impermanence of life. As the meditating piece slowly decomposes outdoors, we get a glimpse of the fact that we as well will return to this fragile earth we take for granted.
Niccolo Jose is an environmentalist, a wood sculptor and a furniture-maker. He specialises on making one of a kind art-furnitures out of reclaimed wood and is currently exploring figurative yoga sculptures.
"Nature Enlightenment" by Niccolo Jose at the UP Diliman Faculty Center Grounds
Photos by Jeremy Agsawa and Potchie Lazaro