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Ramana Maharshi - the Nature of Sacred Sculpture

March 24, 2022

Greetings from Masa Rasa Studios.  We’re coming up on the one year anniversary of launching our line of bronze statues.  Yay!  And to celebrate we have a couple of new statues to offer, and more planned for the future.  After a long time of working it’s way through the foundry process, our new sculpture of Ramana Maharshi is finished in bronze and available for sale on our website.  Many people know of Ramana, but for those who are just discovering him, let me share a few thoughts about his life and teachings, and in doing so, also talk about the nature of sacred statues, which to some minds is a difficult if not controversial subject.  We promise to make it... Continue Reading →

The Twins

March 24, 2022

“You should sculpt,” he said with a smile.  Mischief mixed with laser insight graced his face and beamed through his eyes.   My portfolio was being looked at by my guru, Baba Muktananda.  And although I'm always wary when someone tells me what I 'should' do, coming from the Guru such expressions take on a deeper dimension beyond words.  The work was primarily a collection of oil paintings from my recent studies as an art student, and I had been called to speak with him about a sculpture project being proposed for the ashram grounds.  He slowly and deliberately gazed at each image, had some complimentary things to say about the work, and then looked up and uttered those words, “you... Continue Reading →