NAGA MAEDAW SPIRIT

​11 x 14 x 3 in

Sandcasted and flame worked Glass

2018

In the birth story of Buddha, the Jataka Tales, Naga Maedaw (Naga Queen), Vimala, longed to hear the King’s sage, Vidhura Panditta (the Bodhisatta) speaks. She feigned ill and told the Naga King only Vidhura’s heart could cure her. The story enfolds narrating how the Bodhisatta used his wisdom to save himself. 

In this piece, created Naga Maedaw in glass to narrate her spirit in the midst of transforming to plants.

© 2019 by Soe Yu Nwe