40x50cm ahimsa silk
Great Mother of Mercy, the "original" Tara, especially seen in China, Kuan Yin or GuanYin, and her Dragon, bestowing her blessings of flowing water from her jar and willow branches almost dripping gold from the leaves. Done in a style echoing the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai and his famous waves, the waters here are very much in motion as Kuan Yin, riding her dragon, appears through what looks like a porthole. The dragon can be seen as our primordial energy, our kundalini, tamed by Kuan Yin's compassion, the waters as our emotional body and the willow as the boons bestowed. The tree emanates on the growth side of the mandala and showers its blessings in the people side.
On ahimsa silk and wrapped over gilded canvas.