buddha bear in lotus position

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Project by Steve Esterby posted 11-21-2010 07:06 PM 2039 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve always thought the real enlightened ones are the animals.This is a buddha inspired carving, with buddha sitting in the lotus position. It’s carved from old, natural shed, moose antler. The head and neck are seperate from the body so the head can be moved into any position you want. The background painting is done by my wife.

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#1 posted 11-21-2010 07:29 PM

neat. I like the expression

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#2 posted 11-21-2010 07:38 PM

The painting makes for a great background – The moveable head is a neat feature too.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 11-21-2010 08:43 PM

Speachless..sort of.. Wow..VERY nice work and the “loose” moose antler head’s a great touch..

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#4 posted 11-21-2010 09:04 PM

ah the animals – they know who they are .. and they are happy with that (or I am assuming they are content)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 11-22-2010 07:07 AM

Awesome little guy setting there ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 11-22-2010 05:11 PM

Do not know if they are enlightened, or just too happy to worry. I have tried conversations with a couple of
brown bears I encountered while mountain biking on old logging roads, they did not answer and thankfully
must have gotten bored and wandered off. I carry bear spray and have never had to use it. We do have
grizzlies here and I have never seen one closer than a hundred yards and that was too close. Really like your
versions of the bears and can not think of a better use for wood and antlers than your carvings.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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