Bell “Little lama”

Material: bronze.

Height: 170 mm.

“Little Lama” is a new bronze sculpture by Sergey Falkin. In Buddhism, “lama” is a respectful way to refer to a monk, it emphasizes the level of spiritual perfection and mastery. The sculpture created the image of a young, wise beyond his years Buddhist priest. His gaze, a little detached, is directed somewhere inside himself, as if he had just opened his eyes from deep meditation, but has not yet returned to this world completely. 

In searching for the plasticity of the future sculpture, the author was guided by the shape of hats of Buddhist monks – he was looking for ways to fit it into the pattern of the stone. These high hats with a crest at the back of the head and resembling the head and neck of a horse with a trimmed mane are worn by ordinary llamas. Such hats are always only yellow or various shades of yellow up to brick color. In his work, Sergei Falkin has played with this multicolorism, using the possibilities of patina and reflection, which plays with the surface of the bronze.

The image chosen for the sculpture is in consonance with its practical purpose: in Buddhism it is believed that the sound of the bell calms and creates a suitable atmosphere for meditation.