Sculptor Chen likes to challenge himself at leisure. One time he happened to read an article in an engraving-related magazine which said that a Japanese sculptor carved a scripture within a stamp; thus, on a whim, he decided to follow suit and carved the Heart Sutra within a 2.3-inch chop stamp.
Unlike the imposing and daring representation of the Great Compassion Mantra, the Heart Sutra showcases artistic punctilious carving skills. This masterpiece is still under way, almost reaching the last phase of polishing words. We will share this work with everyone soon.