Manjushri – Faith Stone
Manjusuri is the BodhiSattva of wisdom and compassion. He holds a sword to cut through ignorance and a book of knowledge. With wisdom comes compassion. I have him in a Hawaiian setting with the Hawaii state fish, humuhumunukunukuapua’a, the Hawaiian triggerfish.
This is a large mokuhanga woodblock. Mokuhanga is the traditional Japanese style of woodblock prints. 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. After printing I often watercolor paint the image .
Artwork size: 18″x24″ on 22″x28″ mulberry paper
(45 x 60 cm)
Titled, numbered and signed by the artist
Limited edition original hand rubbed woodblock