Touch the Earth

18×24, graphite.

I was in S E Asia for a couple years, working and looking at all the depictions of buddah.

There is one where he is in meditation, sitting lotus style and his finger of his right hand is touching the ground. The pose is called “touch the earth”. I don’t know what the symbolism is about but I always liked the idea of it. I remembered it when I was posting this drawing, The symbolism is pretty apparent here.