gold leaf

Bronze Seated Buddha with Traces of Gold Leaf

Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara), 1st to mid-2nd century

This small bronze Buddha is probably one of the earliest iconic representations of Shakyamuni from Gandhara. He sits in a yogic posture holding his right hand in abhaya mudra (a gesture of approachability); his unusual halo has serrations that indicate radiating light. His hairstyle, the form of his robes, and the treatment of the figure reflect stylistic contacts with the classical traditions of the West. This Buddha shows closer affinities to Roman sculpture than any other surviving Gandharan bronze.

—- good…. morning?

good morning!   it’s two pm.  Hawkeye, you look like shit.

well, Hawkeye, I fell off a building yesterday. it’s not my usual look, but I feel like I’m rocking it.

who wore it better: concussion edition.

(pigment markers and acrylic and gold leaf and !PURPLE PEARL-EX! on canvas)


The Amber Room (or Yantarnaya Komnata) is a world-famous chamber decorated in amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors, located in the Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye Selo near Saint Petersburg. Originally constructed in the 18th century in Prussia, the Amber Room disappeared during World War II and was recreated in 2003. Before the room was lost, it was considered an “Eighth Wonder of the World.”