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VajraSattva, #VajraSattva, mokuhanga woodblock, BodhiSattva of purification and forgiveness
VajraSattva with night heron
Woodblock and inks on mulberry papaer
12x16
2017

VajraSattva represents purity. Meditiation on VajraSattva is for purification of one’s karma and for forgiveness of oneself and others. The idea is that when we purify our own negativities and karmas; we are more able to help and serve others.

Mokuhanga is the traditional Japanese style of woodblock prints. Typically a separate block is hand carved for each color used. The blocks are printed onto Japanese Kozo or mulberry paper by hand rubbing with a barren. The inks used are sumie and watercolor inks. Mokuhanga is a labor-intensive old school printmaking practice. This one uses 3 separate woodblocks.