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Naga goddess, Guardian goddess, heal the land,
Naga Goddess
original mokuhanga woodblock on mulberry paper
11x14
2018

Naga Goddess, a female naga, in Buddhist teachings nagas protect against illness and malevolent energy, heal the land and reveal hidden teachings.

Mokuhanga is the traditional Japanese style of woodblock prints. The blocks are printed onto Japanese Kozo or mulberry paper by hand rubbing with a barren. The inks used are sumie and watercolor inks. Moku hanga is a labor-intensive old school printmaking practice. For this Naga I hand painted the original woodblock print.