Standing Tara with Dragon, Phoenix and I’ili birds – Faith Stone
Hand carved moku hanga (Japanese style wood block), hand rubbed for printing. This is a limited edition mixed media woodblock print on Thai Mulberry paper. After hand rubbing each print is individually painted with watercolors. This is a very large and difficult woodblock to hand print. It is my largest and also my favorite moku hanga woodblock to date.
Size: 24″ x 30″ (60 x 77 cm)
White Tara is the embodiment of Wisdom and Compassion. She is the Buddha in feminine form. Here I have her in a Hawaiian setting with a dragon and phoenix soaring in the sky. The ocean, hibiscus flowers and small birds are in the foreground. Tara, whose name means star, is the Bodhisattva of Compassion. In Tibetan she is known as Dolma, she who saves or ferries across. She is said to protect her followers from fear and remove obstacles in one’s endeavors. She is also invoked for long life.
Tara’s mantra is: Om Tare Tu Tare Ture Svaha