Chenrezig with Dolphins – Faith Stone
Chenrezig smiles as he floats over Kona bay with dolphins playing in the foreground and Hualalai mountain in the background. He holds a wish fulfilling jewel a lotus and a crystal mala. Chenrezig represents loving-kindness and compassion. In the pantheon of enlightened beings, Chenrezig is known as the embodiment of the compassion of all the Buddhas, the Bodhisattva of compassion. His mantra is: Om Mani Padme Hung.
When sacred art is finished, my teacher said that it no longer belongs to the Buddha or Bodhisattva. The energy of the Buddha moves in. I like the idea of inviting the deity to move into Hawaii and Colorado and all the places I have been. Painting Buddhas and Bodhisattvas is a way of making them manifest.
“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.
Size: 22″ x 28″ (56×72 cm).