Wang Zin Won’s Praying Machines

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The figures of Korean artist Wang Zi Won seem above all peaceful.  His statues are also machines that perform prayers.  He mixes Buddhist imagery with autobiographical depictions to illustrate a futuristic mix of technology and spirituality.  It is interesting that Wang’s sculpture’s abandon the physical body – in a sense something Buddhism and visions of the future share in common.  Indeed, his vision of the future seems to be a bit of an optimistic one.  That is, one in which further harmony between man and machine leads to a more complete existence and identity.    [via]

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