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Chang Yoong Chia - FLORA & FAUNA III - Buddha Before his Enlightenment
BUDDHA BEFORE HIS ENLIGHTENMENT
2008
Oil on Seashells
23cm x 17cm x 6cm

Chang Yoong Chia & Teoh Ming Wah
Chang Yoong Chia - FLORA & FAUNA III - Buddha Before his Enlightenment

Chiragra Spider Conch (Lambis Chiragra)

Like most spider conch, the Chiragra has a thick shell with fingerlike projections extending outward. The female shell?s aperture is pale pink and the two shoulders ?fingers? are larger than the others. The male shell?s ?fingers? are all about the same, but the aperture is more brightly coloured. Common to Eastern Indian Ocean to Polynesia. Found in shallow waters.



Chang Yoong Chia - FLORA & FAUNA III - Buddha Before his Enlightenment

Buddha Before his Enlightenment

Despite his parent?s best effort to shield him from the sufferings of the world, the young prince Siddhartha abandoned home and family to pursue his dreams. For me, leaving the comfort of home is the hardest thing one can do. Yet, I understand that need to escape. Maybe many families do too. If not, why do they put his altar in their houses?