Amitabha-Boundless Buddha

无量佛

我把一张印着佛像(出自与瑞士巴塞尔文化博物馆)旧的明信片,放在扫描仪上不断的跟着扫描仪的光移动,扫描仪上的光仿佛时间之 手从上到下擦拭着明信片里的佛像。又如一场正在进行的宗教仪式,把当下的光与时间之神请进明信片中古老的佛像中,幻化成带有时光痕迹的新佛像。正是因为时 光的介入,在面对同一张明信片中的佛像时,扫描仪的图像结果却不尽相同。如同老子的「道生一,一生二,二生四,四生八,八生万物」。作品的背景是我用油画 颜料绘制出的一张抽象绘画,并且也同样的把这张绘画放在扫描仪上扫描,并伴随跟着扫描仪的光轻微的移动,因此这幅象征“大海无量”的背景里也包含着须臾的 时光。借用古希腊哲学家赫拉克利特所说,这是一片佛不能两次踏进相同的大海。


Amitabha-Boundless Buddha

I have an old postcard from Museum der Kulturen Basel, it is a figure of the Buddha. During scanning of this postcard, I moved the card gently in the same direction of scanner light. The light of scanner is light of time, which wiped through the Buddha figure in the postcard. The process seems like a ritual, to introduce this moment of light and the god of time into the ancient buddha figure and to release it to a new figure. Because of the interference of time, every scanning process turns the same card into different results. It likes Laozi‘s word:  the logos produced one; one produced two; two produced three,; three produced all things. The background is my painting of abstraction. I also scanned this painting by moving it with scanner light. When the time flowed during the scanning, this ocean blue painting also contained the transient light. I borrow the well-known sentence of  Heraclitus: Ever-newer waters flow on Buddha‘s feet, who steps into the same oceans.


无常佛

最近的PS软件时常出错,当我在为《无量佛》展览,制作新的作品时。Photoshop突然再一次的故障,得到的图像,与要完成的图像大相径庭。但转念细 想,这幅图像不正是印证着佛教中“无常”的存在。所谓的“无量佛”的意思,不就是佛存于万事万物万时中。《涅槃经》中云:“一切众生迹中,象迹为上;是无 常想亦复如是,于诸想中最为第一。”也许这次的无常的图像,也是跟佛缘分最亲密的一次。


Nonconstant Buddha

Recently, when I worked with Photoshop, there was always software error happening. When I prepared my work for this exhibition“ Amitabha„, the error occurred again, and I got an image quite different to what I have predicted. But when I gazed at this occasional image, I remember the meaning “unpredictable„ in Buddhism. The Budda Amitabha has a literal meaning that he exists in everything, everywhere. In the book of “Nirvana Sutra„ it is said: In the footprint of all the creatures, elephant‘s footprint is the most reliable. In the thought of all kinds of thought, unpredictable thought comes first. I think this unpredicted image is the most intimate touch to the budda.