Black granite

51×82×126 cm
800 kg

In many ways people can be performing some kind of act of austerity. Indian ascetics, monks and the like are famous for that, but perhaps giving up drinking or stop smoking are other forms of austerity. I gave form to the image of people who recited sutras in front of my house when I was a child, and who now stand in front of stations and similar places for their austere devotions.