allraysworld

24 Jun 2017 101 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image Creating the Naga

Creating the Naga

Concrete Art in the making...a small team of temple artists are building four massive, colourful Naga [Water Serpents] around the Ubosot [Learning Room] of the temple in a village not far from Ours.

 

Naga

 

Naga

Creating the Naga

Concrete Art in the making...a small team of temple artists are building four massive, colourful Naga [Water Serpents] around the Ubosot [Learning Room] of the temple in a village not far from Ours.

 

Naga

 

Naga

comments (10)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 24 Jun 2017, 00:42
Impressionnant, on dirait qu'ils vont d'attaquer.
Ray: Naga est comme des gardiens, Martine ... bien de les avoir de votre côté s'il y a du mal à se préparer.
Wow - that's really impressive!
Ray: Serious artists at work, Elizabeth.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 24 Jun 2017, 07:08
Huge skill is evident here, including your masterful photography too, of course
Ray: It is a bit humbling, watching this team of artists in action, Chris.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Jun 2017, 09:14
Incredible that this is made out of concrete. presumably the serpents are made in moulds before being erected and painted?
Ray: Ah...no! All hand-built in situ, using hands and trowels, Alan.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Jun 2017, 12:15
Real artists are at work - the colourful serpent on the left looks really impressive.
Alans cooment and your reply have answered my planned comment for today, but I admire the work of these artists.
Ray: These artists are awesome, Brian.
They must have been cast first if they are if cement. Is this so?
Ray: Not cast. Mary...slowly built up from a steel reinforcing backbone that is shaped with pliers. Thai artists can do anything with concrete.
the fresh paint really makes the Naga stands out, Ray.
Ray: Yes...the paint is very fresh...it will fade in a couple of years in this demanding climate and then there will be a need to repaint, Ayush.
Fantastic!
Ray: Thailand's Temple Art discipline is ancient and wonderful, Tom...very colourful, too!
Amazing Ray. Are these temporary?
Ray: No...permanent installations, Bill.

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera Canon EOS M
exposure mode shutter priority
shutterspeed 1/125s
aperture f/7.1
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 18.0mm
DamageDamage
ReservoirReservoir
Garden Lover #10Garden Lover #10

Warning