Sculpture: "Still" with Lotus

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Part of the "Still" series. I have been making these meditation figures since 2006. Inspired by Chinese tomb figures, the original inspiration was actually a musician holding cymbals, but I have always regarded them as meditating figures. I hand build these hollow then carve and decorate the surface when it is still wet clay.

This meditation figure is carved with a two large lotus flowers and leaves opening on the heart and root chakras. The rest of the body is covered in a transfer of the same pattern with a physical flower in the lap. The figure sits with it's feet tucked under it's seat in a kneeling position. 6" deep by 6" wide and 11.5" in height! I cannot stress enough how unique each one of these figures is.

Surface is a wonderful medley of dripping turquoise, olive green, creamy white and black metallic glazes. As with all of my sculptures these are meant for indoor enjoyment only.

Signed Sullivan on the body.