Garry Hornbuckle Unusual Fine Art

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Forgotten Gods*

Wat-Umong (Temple of the Tunnels) is a buddhist compound dating to the 1200s located in Chiang Mai Thailand. During my time in country, it was only a short walk from my apartment and quickly became my favorite destination for destressing, exploration, and meditation. One of the compound's most remarkable features was a sculpture garden containing hundreds of images of Buddha. Mosquitos be damned, I spent hours photographing these priceless artifacts.

The sculptures have since been reclaimed for museum curation. While undoubtedly best for posterity, there was something magical and special about seeing these image in their jungle setting.

* Yes, I know that Buddha is not considered a god in the Western sense of the word. And, Buddha's teachings are certainly not forgotten. But "Abandonded and Neglected Statuary of an Historical Individual Who Is Credited with the Founding of a Spiritual Tradition" just seemed too wordy. I plead artistic license. 



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