Portfolio > New Work 2016

self-portrait, VajraVarahi, Drawing Buddhas and Bodhisattvas,
Self Portrait with painting
wood block and watercolors
20x30
2016

In this piece I incorporate a self-portrait while painting VarjaVarahi, a twofer. In my new work, I'm interested in exploring and fusing a couple of my passions: Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and Moku Hanga.

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.