Nataraj Ganesha #3 – Faith Stone
Here Ganesha dances like his father, Shiva in the nataraja pose. This is #3 in a series of 5 mini Ganeshas.
Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity, is one of the most beloved and recognizable figures in the Hindu and Buddhist pantheon. Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of the arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom. He is invoked for auspicious beginnings, at the start of travel, marriage and new adventures. His vehicle is the mouse, moushika, symbolizing Ganesha’s ability to travel anywhere to assist, even in the smallest places.
Mokuhanga is the traditional Japanese style of woodblock prints. The blocks are hand carved and 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. Small mokuhanga woodblocks are very difficult to carve.
Artwork size: 8″x10″ (20 x 25 cm)
Titled, numbered and signed by the artist.
Matted and wrapped in a plastic sleeve.
Limited edition original hand rubbed woodblock.