Black Tara – Faith Stone
Black Tara is one of the 21 Taras. This is an African American Tara. Tara is the goddess of loving-kindness and compassion. As Black Tara she is known for her powerful ways to cut through obscurations. This is part of Faith’s Contemporary Goddess series. Faith’s vision is to bring archetypal Goddesses and Bodhisattvas into contemporary American forms.
“Black Tara subdues the eight classes of harmful spirits and nine malignant spirit brothers. She makes the world tremble and quake by striking the mountains and islands with the palms of her hands and stamping upon them with her feet.”
“I am one of the few artists in the world presently carving Buddhist thangka woodblocks.”
For more about Faith’s unique woodblocks, see her Mokuhanga page.
Artwork size: 16″x20″ with mat (40 x 50 cm).