“OJ buddha” 柳橙汁– 60x90cm- Oil on Canvas, 2007
The sublime meets the functional. This was not hard to dream up; the crown on this style of Buddha is naturally the correct shape for pulp extraction and juicer. Further, the stream of juice going up the seated meditative figure could represent the flow of kundalini energy – is the juice pouring downwards into the cup, or returning into its origin? The orange: a perfectly formed embryo guarding the seeds of its gestation (potentiality) under a thick outer shell.
Oil on Canvas Surrealism Oil Painting by Derek Murphy www.derekmurphyart.com