Sunday, August 03, 2008

Tchu Singe (water lion)

Tchu Singe (water lion) Traditional roof ornaments on Temples in Tibet and China, protectors to the four quarters. In the building of Samye-Ling many volunteers laboured to bring about its completion by the 8th of the 8th 1988. One of my roles was to model in clay a Tchu Singe, a cast was made and four made from it in glass reinforced resin. Looking ok after 20 years though I noticed Jackdaws had nested in the mouth of one, something that I'm sure H.H.Karmapa would appreciate.

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