Once I read an article by Paragm when he went in see Chan Ayeâ€™s sculpture exhibition in the yond of the French Culture Affair Department in Yangon. Viewing the painting has been aÂ Â Â to the author. This was his first experience to written a sculpture in full bloom.
What struck a viewer first in the impression that Chan Aye in a _______ artist who has chose the road not taken Look at him rendition of the historical artifact on display in full view-A big wheel.
Some people might think the usefulness of a wheel belongs to the old eras which exist in dim memory. Itâ€™s not so. If you remember the King Asokaâ€™s stone column with the wheel on it head representing Dhamma which is used by the Indian Government as its national symbol youâ€™ll come to a conclusion what Chan Aye is getting at.
Another sculpture which tells what Chan Ayeâ€™s philosophy is A Gig Oar sculpted in great detail. Itâ€™s no Sotiagoâ€™s oar. Itâ€™s the oar used by Siddharta and Uasudeva.
Fusion of Dhamma and arts is the practice that goes way back into ancient times. The example scatters across all _____ – in Europe, Egypt, India, China, Indonesia and ___.
Chan Aye says â€œThe artist himself wants to be liberated from his arts externallyâ€. The wheel and the oar. These are the two things he will use to turn his back on his worldly creation and fly into eternity.