Monk 3 2018


Sculptures are highly respected in Thai culture, as they are believed to literally embody the individual’s spirit, once a ceremony of consecration is performed. Thus, it is considered a most honorable gift to be made into a sculpture, granting the spirit passage to return to the vicinity it once lived. Thais will often show their gratitude to an influential and charitable member of their community by presenting the individual with his/her own sculpture in fiberglass resin. Accordingly, Sunti’s commissions in Asia have predominantly been to create celebrated spiritual leaders – Buddhist monks. Complete with real hair and often working only from pictures, Sunti’s fiberglass resin sculpture will not only look and feel lifelike, but identically resemble its model.