Size: 8"W x 32.5"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Inspired while living in Hawaii and visiting the Lahaina Jodo Mission which features one of the largest statues of Buddha outside of Asia.
The Lahaina Jodo Mission is a replica of an authentic Japanese Buddhist Temple. Featuring a towering pagoda and a giant bronze Buddha statue, which is 12 feet high and weighs approximately three and a half tons. In 1968 it was installed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Japanese immigrants in Hawaii.
The Mission is located right on the water with an amazing view so I visited weekly to catch the sunset. It left me with an unforgettable sense of peace and love that inspired this piece and I hope this brings you that same feeling.
This is one in a series of variations of this theme which I'll do in many different colors. If you'd like this Buddha in another color scheme to better suit your needs then feel free to contact me to commission a custom one.
This was painted on a blank skateboard deck. I did not attach any hooks so that you can attach your own mounting according to your needs.
Born in Tampa Bay, this Florida native moved to North Carolina, New England and Hawaii absorbing inspiration as he went. Having created art since he could hold a crayon, Jeff has won awards and art contests starting with a banner contest in middle school. He illustrated and had his first shirt printed in high school and has been hooked on illustrating, printing and painting ever since. With a well rounded background in silkscreen, sublimation, wide format and offset printing he attended college in St. Petersburg and transferred to SNHU. Starting with working for one of the largest silkscreen companies in the US and then went onto designing for one of the largest distributors of wine and liquor in New England. Shortly thereafter Jeff went freelance and hasn't looked back since. A passion for artwork is an understatement! He's created thousands of shirts, flyers, and banners to vehicle wraps, billboards and more. Illustrating, designing and painting is a form of breathing to him.