Sunday, June 14, 2009

Swirls and Squiggles

Hanging from many Bangkok taxi rear view mirrors are these swirly and squiggly things that represent Buddha's enlightenment. Sometimes you can find this same design drawn on the car's ceiling and other times you see it printed on Buddhist incantation cloths. I especially like this version made out of string. I'm not exactly sure how they made it - perhaps it has a bendable wire inside. In any case, it reminds me of a project I did in grade school. The only difference is that mine was in the form of a snowman and was made from pipe cleaners.