These Translucent Whale Sculptures Are Actually Stunning Ocean Scenes

Young Japanese artist, Isana Yamada's project Samsara is a stunning study of marine life and the six elements on the Rokko Ring in Buddhism.

Each Whale represents a stage of Samsara (the repeating cycle of birth, life, death). Within their bodies, the whales encapsulate different objects: a volcano, a sea of clouds, a sunken ship.

In her graduation piece, the postgraduate student arranged the six whales, in a ring symbolizing the soul's struggle to escape from the circle of life.

  1. The dimensions include:
  2. Submarine Volcano: Hell dimension
  3. Polar Bear Bones: Hungry Ghosts Dimension
  4. Brute Dimension : Prison
  5. Purgatory Dimension : Cherry blossoms and 55 skulls
  6. Human Dimension: Sunken Ship
  7. God World Dimension: Sea of clouds

Check it out below!

Photos provided by Isana Yamada

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