Artist: Jagath Roy Pathirana
* December 19th, 1959 in Matara/Sri Lanka
Currently living in Berlin and undertaking artistic and musical responsibility in organizing events at the Sri-Lanka Association Berlin
On my bear's front you can see the Perahera procession from the old royal town of Kandy. The procession with over a hundred ornated elephants is unique in the world. One elephant is wearing the tooth relic of Buddha. Around the procession you can see dancers, fire acrobats, drummers. They are typical for a traditional Perahera.
On the back you can see a typical statue scene that you can find in the temples of Sri Lanka.
The entire bear is surrounded by holy BO trees.
Jagath Roy Pathirana
Sponsor: Merck Finck & Co.