We’re pleased to share a beautiful new short film, directed by François Schick, titled “The Eye-Opener.”
Why “The Eye-Opener”? It’s about the relationship between a devotional artist and his or her art. In the creation of the art, the artist experiences an illumination, a sense of imbuement of the qualities that said art is meant to depict or represent. In turn, though, only the artist can bring the art “to life,” as it were; here, our artist gives “sight,” and true presence, to his subject with the rendering of the eyes. The film’s web-page describes it this way:
“Shot in a monastery of a Tibetan Buddhist tradition in the southern part of France, it shows the final steps in completing statues of followers of the historical Buddha, and especially reveals the crucial point and rarely seen of opening the eyes.”
“The Eye-Opener,” like the arhat statues seen in it, is lovingly made. Don’t miss it.