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#Durga, #MokuHanga, #faithstoneart, #DrawingBuddhasandBodhisattvas, Hindu Goddess
Durga moku hanga wood block
woodblock and watercolor painting
11x14
2015

Durga is a protector goddess and remover of obstacles. She rides a lion or tiger. In this case I have her with a mountain lion as Colorado is their habitat. My idea is to move Buddhas and goddesses into the places where I live and spend time.

Moku Hanga is a labor-intensive traditional Japanese woodblock technique. The woodblocks are hand carved, and hand rubbed using a barren onto fine mulberry paper.
Traditionally separate blocks are carved for each color. I have been experimenting with individually watercolor painting each hand rubbed print. As a result, colors vary with each woodblock print.