The cultural work that i chose for this assignment is a painting called the persistence of a. Memory created in 1931 by an artist named salvador dali from spain. Painted during the surrealist movement, this work of art is odd but that was the point of this movement. Dali would induce hallucinatory states in himself to achieve these ideas. Many people have said the clocks represent time and memory as they both break down and change over time just like the melting clocks in the painting. I agree and that is what this artist was trying to portray when he painted this picture. The cultural work that is unfamiliar to me is the statue of buddha. This led me to read about buddhism and the practices the people of this culture believe in. A few examples of these beliefs are the four noble truths and meditation through breathing.