Even if within the middle of Asia or a farm within the American heartland, the Buddha picture by no means turns out misplaced. As a reminder to prevent and reside within the second, it's as acceptable as a attraction round the neck of a tender Thai soldier as on a motor vehicle dashboard. pictures of the Buddha in quite a few incarnations-traditional statuary, toys, backyard adorns, jewellery, tattoos-demonstrate that the Buddha is apparently all over the place, if one cultivates the correct information. by means of turns appealing, quirky, ironic, and meditative, Kalisher's photos in for those who locate the Buddha communicate not just to the omnipresence of the religious icon, but additionally to our skill to be shocked and overjoyed via the unforeseen. With an insightful essay by means of famous writer and vacationer Jeff Greenwald, the awesome pictures during this publication satisfaction and enlighten in equivalent degree.
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