Kashi Durga – Faith Stone
Kashi Durga is part of my contemporary goddess series. In yoga philosophy all women are viewed as the Goddess. In this spirit, I am turning women in my communities into contemporary goddesses. Durga is a protector goddess. Goddess Durga symbolizes the divine forces (positive energy) known as divine Shakti (feminine energy/ power) that is used against the negative forces of evil and wickedness. She protects her devotees from evil powers and safeguards them.
Mokuhanga is the traditional Japanese style of woodblock prints. Typically a separate block is carved for each color. I carved 5 blocks for this artwork. The blocks are printed onto Japanese Kozo or mulberry paper by hand rubbing with a barren. The inks used are sumie and watercolor inks. Mokuhanga is a labor-intensive old school printmaking practice. In this Durga I often hand color her body and garments.
Contemporary Goddess Series
Artwork size: 16″x20″ (40 x 50 cm)
Titled, numbered and signed by the artist.
Matted and wrapped in a plastic sleeve.
Limited edition original hand rubbed woodblock.