This graphic-intensive presentation will focus on several of Dr. Potkin’s ongoing projects in Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, as well as a discussion of the Owens Valley, California. Dr. Potkin will present his work on the eclipse of Rakhine Buddhist art, architecture and monuments in Bangladesh and Myanmar; the textual and visual record of the Phralak-Phralam (the Lao Ramayana) at Vat Oub Mong (Vientiane); the especially-revered Buddha images at Wat Pathumwanaram in Bangkok looted from Wiang Chanh/Vientiane; and visualizing Wat Chong Klan, a Shan temple in Mae Hong Son, Thailand with an altogether unique assemblage of mid-19th century reverse glass paintings and sculptures depicting the Vessantara Jataka and the Life of Buddha.
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Potkin´s new web site offers an insight into the wide array of environmental projects he has been involved in in Southeast Asia. For me, being an environmental planner living and working in Iceland, this is a valuable window to a region that to me is exotic. Potkin´s dedication to important issues in an area that is distant to his home country, the USA, is intriguing.
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