Our LC and I went to the Rubin Museum as an out of class experience. There, we appreciated the artwork displayed to us.
One work that caught my attention was the Wheel of Dharma and Deer. It was a wheel with two deer on each side. It is said that this piece was displayed at the gates of all Buddhist temples and monasteries, so it became the most well-known icon of Buddhism as an institution. The piece belonged to the Alice S. Kandell Collection.
The entire piece was painted in a gold shade of color; the material was gilt copper alloy. However, it was not the color that attracted my attention the most, it was the wheel. It reminded me of a ferris wheel as well as the “wheel of fortune”—not the game show—the tarot card. Interpretations of the card include, but are not limited to: turning points, opportunities, fate, surprises, life cycles, etc.
Perhaps, it was fate that it caught my attention?