A torn page from the book ' Archeology of Nakhon Rachasima, Sandstone left over from the carving of a Buddha image.
installation view at JWD art space, Bangkok
Photo (c) Atelier247
The artist separated one page from the book ‘Archaeology of Nakhon Ratchasima’, published in March 1969 by the Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University. The image that appears on this page is a photograph of a fragmented sandstone foot of a reclining Buddha image aged around 1,300 years old discovered at the Dhammachaksemaram temple, Seung Noen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. On examination of the fragment there was a debate among the exploration team, as to whether this Buddha image was a standing or reclining Buddha image.
Not far from Seung Noen district today, the artist found sandstone left over from the carving of a Buddha image, the stone has been carved to underlay the page of the book.