Bodhidharma

I was pleased this month to welcome
Bodhidharma in my workshop

sculpture bambou bodhidharma

I have been fascinated for a while by these Asian bamboo sculptures so I finally offered myself this present.
It is a beautiful Chinese sculpture (probably quite old in regard to its patina) made from a very impressive Moso bamboo root (Ph. Edeulis) representing the famous 6th century monk Bodhidharma (Daruma in Japanese) who initiated Chan Buddhism in China which became Zen in Japan.

Learn more about Bodhidharma history.

This inspiring artefact found naturally its place in my workshop and is now keeping an eye on my work !