Monday, 20 September 2010

THE FERRYMAN'S END - BODHISATTVA


 VICTORIA'S WAY sculpture and philosophy park - Wicklow, Ireland.
All the sculptures at Victoria's Way are modelled and carved in Mahabalipuram, Madras, India by the Master Sculptor T. Baskaran and then shipped to Ireland.
This is one of the 'Forest Sculptures'. Each one symbolises a stage- a crossroad or impasse on the journey to the full realisation of one's true self. The individual who responds naturally and spontaneously to the world completes the journey easily and finds fulfilment and joy. However, the cultured or over-regulated individual, the one who has lost the capacity to act spontaneously, encounters many obstacles and much distress.

''The Ferryman's craft lies dead in the water unable to move, he can no longer reach the 'other' shore and touch it. Unable to touch he cannot become real and fully energised. Unmoving he sinks and dies''.

The sculpture of the Ferryman's End is a metaphor for the individual who is losing touch with the REAL world, personal or general.

Credit: Words of Philosophical interpratation by VICTORIA'S WAY.

3 comments:

Chandra said...

That statue looks so real, it made the hair on my back stand up. I lived so close to Mahabalipuram, but I haven't been there yet. Someday I will ...

Very nice job on this as well the Purple Traveler!

Peace :)

all ways 11 o'clock said...

Trevor,
I chose to comment on this photograph as I could on all of them. Your blog is wonderful, your pictures of your travels are great testaments.

~robert

Trevor Woodford said...

CHANDRA*
Yes- It certainly looks lifelike- quite scary in some ways- Thanks for your comments.

Robert*
I appreciate your comments and pleased that you like the images.