bottle and the bronze: one practical, the other religious, are both
invested with the deepest meaning and purpose.
I would like
to see this artifact in opposition to the Maitreya. Both are so
sculptural such fully expanded expressions. The Maitreya sets a
standard of behavior. I think that is what gods do-that is their
job. The bottle is less directive but has its own spirituality.
The Maitreya I think is about thought and nature in equilibrium
while coping with the contingencies of existence. This is how I
would like to function in the world.