Environmental Awareness

Our Museum and the environmental awareness across represented by Tibetan Artist Lama Tashi Norbu Contructions of “Urban Buddha” Sculptures.

Artworks which send a message to the world, that is now more important than ever.

Four Sculptures which not only practice what they preach, but they are social works in the sense of peace, benevolent acts, expanding cultural awareness through Art. A way for the Artist to draw attention to environmental awareness across the globe.

The artworks are created in different countries, collaboratively by locals. Symbolizing in this way Artist’s aim, nations and people to be coming together in order to work for a better future.

Bodghaya/Bihar India, Urban Buddha 2011

The statue belongs to the collection of Bihar State and the Gandhi Museum. It is made out of waste iron, welded iron rods, aluminum sheets and iron threads of 5×6 m sending a message of recycling metals so that we may preserve natural resources, requiring less energy, emitting less carbon dioxide and other harmful gasses in our life.

Chicago/Grand Park U.S. Urban Buddha 2016

It is comprised of about 3,500 pounds of reclaimed/recycled wood. It sends a message about the rampant made of recycled wood and makes a statement about deforestation such as from palm oil production, or the cattle ranching in the Amazon rainforest. This sculpture 6x5m is painted in bright turquois and red and was inscribed with Buddhist mantras.

Siri Buddha sculpture

Emmen/Rensenpark the Netherlands Urban Buddha 2018

The Artist participated in this way in the project “Emmen goes Eco”. A Sculpture made of reclaimed wood, and wasted objects. It is situated in a peaceful environment among the nature, thus symbolizing peace and tranquility. It raises awareness of ecology and global warming, happening nowadays, around the world. A message about harmful environmental issues.

Encinitas, Sandiego/California Urban Buddha 2018

A Sculpture 3x4m entirely of plastic waste, reclaimed from the ocean. The locals and all, call it “plastic soup”. It is created using all kind of plastic collected from the Pacific. It is a message and physical example of why it is necessary to change and learn about the use and dispose of plastic in the world of today. It is a reminder that all plastic thrown, eventually find their own way into the environment.

Environmental awareness in our Museum in the Netherlands.

Μuseum of Contemporary Tibetan Art talks about Environmental Awareness with Lama Tashi Norbu’s sculptures made out of waste materials.
Such sculptures have been created since the Museum opening, in  America Chicago/Illinois,  St. Diego/California and Europe in the city of  Emmen/the Netherlands. 
Sculptures made out of waste woods, or metal or plastic/ waste materials thrown in the ocean, thus sending a message to the world about environmental awareness and  global Ecological issues on planet. 
Environmental awareness in our Museum in the Netherlands.

Buddha sculptures made out to waste woods and waste objects which you do not throw but you gather all and make art.

Siri Buddha sculpture

 Purple Buddha

Confession to the Buddha (love is in the air artwork)

Love is in the air artwork – Exposed in the Museum

Artist’s philosophy is nothing to be wasted. Before he started to create his piece of Art, he looked around his environment for small objects that had a meaning for him. He selected little lights hearts, a violin, souvenirs, post cards received by favourite people, that all speak for themselves.

Things of the past are always  intriguing, offering a window into the past and bring back memories of a moment in time; and all small objects around our environment, are  reminding us so much of our place in the universe!  

An Artwork on display. Inspiring and challenging people to think about how they can reuse waste in creative and innovative ways, taking care of the environment, suggesting at the same time new beginnings and new possibilities.  

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