Pure mind and physical balance are the prerequisites for and artist who casts Buddha images. Purity of mind and body are believed to induce an artists’ sensitivity and employment of the aesthetic sense. Throughout the process of casting, the artists’ mind must remain stable to control their skillful hands in creating the object, which will eventually become a sacred object to the worshippers and prospective followers. Refinement is subtle, but miraculous, powerful, and delicate enough to enable the artists to create the beauty in their works. This explains what refinement contributes to the sacredness of religious art objects.
Refinement of art should render satisfaction to viewers, as they thrive to appreciate the different magnitudes of refinement, as well as experiencing more profound aspects.
A genuinely fine work of art thus reveals only half of its whole value, the other half is left for people to ponder, question and learn to use their own interpretations.
As the basis for creating, original culture or life-like art, religious feeling and belief is the central element.
Source : Editor of Fine Arts (Prof. DR.M.R. SURIYAVUDH SUKHASVASTI)