This art was a piece I was commissioned to do for a group near Portland, Oregon. The studio was asked to do a piece that would inspire a sense of blessing and world brotherhood to the surrounding area. It's for a gardens they are working on. Writer, teacher Paramahansa Yogananda inspired this piece. He is most famous for his Autobiography of a Yogi...this is for a group that is inspired by him.
Paramahanda Yogananda was an Indian Yogi and Guru. He introduced many westerners to meditation and yoga through his books and example. He came to the US in the 1920's. He wrote Autobiography of a Yogi, a well written chronicle of a fascinating and influential life.
It has been an adventure getting the statue to this stage. ..worked first in a 13 inch model that was enlarged using computer technology. The finished statue will be in bronze.