From the talented stone carver Michael Jamieson (known in these parts as the talented windsurfer Buddha Mike) comes Hari Hara, also known as Shankaranarayana. Buddha Mike tells us "he is a combination of the Hindu gods Shiva and Vishnu from southeast Asia. Almost literally high pressure and low pressure. I call him freestyle and wave, though am not sure which is which." Ah, the duality of nature. Yin and Yang. Life and Death. Gust and Lull. Dare I say it...port and starboard?
Yet these things may well be illusory...reflections from the veil between our eyes and Reality. Or perhaps we just have water in our eyes.
Look for this fine graven image in the Outer Banks during April. Contemplate eternity, measure your breath, then take a deep one and shout "Yo, Buddha Mike!" to the guy on the Skate.
(Images courtesy the artist.)