Chenrezig with Colorado Wildlife – Faith Stone
Chenrezig is the Bodhisattva of wisdom and compassion. Here he resides in a Colorado setting with a doe, her fawn and a fox (local wildlife) in the foreground and Eldorado Canyon in the background. He holds a wish fulfilling jewel, a lotus and a crystal mala. Chenrezig is renowned as the embodiment of the compassion of all the Buddhas, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Chenrezig made a vow that he would not rest until he had liberated all the beings in all the realms of suffering.
This is an original woodblock, not a digital reproduction, hand-rubbed onto handmade kitakata, pale green paper. A large Mokuhanga (traditional Japanese woodblock) artwork is very difficult. It is hand-carved and hand-rubbed to print using watercolor inks. Mokuhanga a labor-intensive old-school printmaking practice.
Size: 16″ x 20″ with mat (30×40 cm).