Nikolai Winter

Transforming a Rolls Royce Corniche into a Buddha

To the artist the transformation of the formerly white Rolls Royce into the shape of Buddha reflects the story of Siddhartha Gautama. He appeared to his mother as a white elephant and was brought up in his parentsí palace where he was only confronted with beauty. He left the palace against his fathers will and began meditating. One night at the age of 35 he attained Bodhi (enlightenment) and from then on was known as Buddha or "Awakened One".