The photos below are from another new local Wat Temple being constructed. We got lucky as we were able to watch a talented concrete sculptor/artist working on a large Naga head. The amount of detail in these sculptures are amazing. The picture above shows one completed. The Naga is one of many guardian type figures which keeps away bad spirits and features in Hindu and Buddhist mythology. They are commonly found at the front of a Wat Temple usually with their bodies depicted into the grand entrance stairwell. I really like the detail shown in the back leg with the skeleton like feet (a detail I’ve never seen before).
The Buddha image at this Wat Temple is large and impressive. A lot of detail is going into the paintings that are currently being done around the perimeter of the interior walls. I’m sure it will be quite beautiful when complete.
Gallery – Concrete Sculptor Creating Naga at New Temple
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