Title : Heal the World
Size : 50 x 120 cm.
Date : 1997
Technique : Acrylic on canvas

The position of the Buddha's hands mean love. The purple globe of our world is also representative of the circle of life and death. Panya often uses purple in his work because he feels it has a mysterious quality. European art tradition may associate the purple with luxury and decadence, however Panya's purple is made by mixing the blue (sky) with red (heaven). Ceilings of Thai temples are traditionally painted red.