Trauma Sutra

September 25, 2008

By Mike Landry

One of Raymond Roddick's bullet made sculpture's part of "Trauma Sutra."

One of Raymond Roddick's bullet made sculpture's .

Taking aim with his father’s .357 in hand Newfoundland artist Raymond Roddick had an epiphany.

He had just returned home from a four month Buddhist retreat where the monks reminded him constantly to focus on his breathing. And here he was out shooting with his dad who was reminding him to pay attention to his breathing. And suddenly things clicked.

“There was a connection between these two things—they both have to do with concentration, focus and stopping in a bunch of different ways. I just jumped in at that point,” says Roddick. “The only idea was to make a mark [with a gunshot] and not penetrate the surface completely to make a very small sculpture.”

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