Be Light

#2020
#caustics
#ॐ

Commissioned by PCH Innovations

At the base of this light-powered artifact is a unique surface pattern of milled metal that, when illuminated by rays from a light source, radiates that energy back into a specified visual reflection.
In this instance, the artifact is a Buddha, representing a way to Enlightenment. And its visual reflection, revealed through as little as a tea-light, the Sanskrit symbol of Om.
Om, the mystic syllable repeated through Hindu and Buddhist traditions, appearing at the beginning and end of most ancient Sanskrit recitations, prayers, and texts. Om, said to invoke the sound of the universe in its first 380,000 years, before there was light. Om, a harmonious mantra with the power to unify through a sense of profound place and purpose; existence itself, evolving through us all.

Text by PCH Innovations.

A Buddha figure sits in front of a candle and the light the is reflected from it draws the Ohm Symbol to the table surface.

A unique meditation tool

The Buddha figure and candle together with its packeing box and a stone.

Artifact and packaging

The figure inside the open box together with the candle.

For the wooden part of the figure we used pear wood

Five figures positioned in a circle around the candle.

PCH produced a small series of this artifact