Not to be confused with The Buddha, the laughing Buddhai represents a later Buddhist figure who conveys the message that good life is within reach in the present world. This scrulpture, which is situated between the Indian and Chinese Gardens, conveys the history of Buddhism from its beginnings in India and subsequent spread of the religion towards China.”
Planet, the name of this gigantic “7-month-old baby”, is made out of painted bronze and steel which weighs 7 tonnes.What is really interesting about this sculpture is that the sculpture is pivoted at Plant’s right hand. Yes, that was the only point of contact! It is able to stabilised itself because the centre of gravity acts through that point of contact with the ground – that’s some physics for you.
Be merry during this Chinese New Year.