ISKCON's flagship project the Temple of Vedic Planetarium (TOVP) in Mayapur, West Bengal, India attracts people from around the world who are eager to offer their talents and expertise to the project.
The latest gentleman to join the team is American artist, Edward Breathitt. A native of Kentucky, Mr. Breathitt is now based in New Delhi where he runs his own business creating beautiful art for public and private commissions.
Mr. Breathitt likes to work with clay
He first came to India as a young spiritual seeker, feeling the need to dive deeper into the knowledge this land offered. He also studied the architecture of Indian temples and became absorbed in their ornate beauty. He began dividing his time between India and the USA until his stays in India became longer in duration.
In 2004 he met a lovely Indian woman who became his wife in 2008.They now have a beautiful daughter together.
Mr. Breathitt recently visited Mayapur and was immediately spellbound by its natural opulence and energy. He spent a few days in discussions with the artists at the TOVP and they agreed that he would help with the sculpting. While he was here, he worked on a bust of Srila Prabhupada as a gift to the TOVP. Of his experience, he said that working with clay from the Ganga on such a significant piece of art felt like a gift and that the quality of his work felt strong.
Mr. Breathitt working on a bust of Srila Prabhupada[ mayapura ] [ vedic-planetarium ]