Project 2 Description of a Sculpture

For this project I chose a wooden sculpture from the Japanese Gallery at the British Museum. It is a copy of a sculpture called the Kudara Kannon.

I chose this because I was quite taken by the delicacy with which it had been carved, the figure is holding  a water vase in her left hand – it is held so delicately you think it might fall at any moment.

The lighting in the gallery is quite low so my photographs aren’t the best I’ve ever taken, but I do think they capture the essence of the sculpture.

Project 2 Kudara Kannon


Following comments from my tutor I have made some amendments to this exercise, the amended version can be seen here: Project 2 Kudara Kannon