Jul
21
2017
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High 83° / Low 70°
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High 88° / Low 70°
Public Art
Chris Glaser's snow buddha sits patiently and at peace in the cold, as only the buddha could do. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

Chris Glaser's snow buddha sits patiently and at peace in the cold, as only the buddha could do. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

The buddha’s cold smile

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Local artist and contractor Chris Glaser took advantage of nature’s building materials last week when he sculpted a likeness of a meditative Buddha from snow and ice.

The sculpture sat contentedly on Glaser’s front lawn on Cemetery Street, teaching a tacit lesson of patience with the brutal cold. With the coming warm, however, there’s also a lesson in impermanence to be gleaned.

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The buddha’s cold smile

by Matt Minde