buddha bear in lotus position

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Project by Steve Esterby posted 1338 days ago 1533 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 1338 days ago

neat. I like the expression

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

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#2 posted 1338 days ago

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 1338 days ago

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

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#4 posted 1338 days ago

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 1338 days ago

Awesome little guy setting there ;-))

-- "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 1337 days ago

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 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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