Createed by Thai traditional artists, symbols in religious architectures related to communal beliefs and rituals, are commonly found. These symbols inspire people to contemplate the meanings and significance that are missing in other objects. They signify something beyond human's experiences which cannot be perceived by any sensations, any thoughts nor any means, but by juxtaposition. Such symbols function like an enlightened viaduct linking the visible with the invisible, the existent with the nonexistent, the explainable with the nonexplainable. They reflect the relations among various levels of realities.

Seeing a composition of space in religious architectures as a medium to convey abstract thoughts, I create it by using a hexagon and a dodecahedron, by reducing some complicated parts of Thai architectural forms, 1 use metal. The internal space and external shape are contrasting. The exterior is a rusty coating while the interior displays paintings of Buddha images and reflections of spectators. The reflections may be clear, distorted or vanish depending on angles and positions of the spectators.

"Self' and "Non-Self" is like a language leading to the dimensions of contrasting meaning between the appearing images and the reflections of space in an individual's mind.

What do you see?

Roongroj Piamyossak
Sanpatong, Chiangmai