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Dancing Tara, White Tara with hook, American Buddhist Art, Buddha Art
Dancing Tara
mokuhanga woodblock on mulberry paper, hand painted
11x14
2018

Tara is the goddess of loving kindness. In this form she is dancing with a hook. She is a guardian deity.

I hand carved a mokuhanga woodblock and then, hand rubbed the carving onto mulberry paper using a baren. I painted the woodblock using watercolor inks.

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