A Little Compassion is part of my Little Buddhas series. I hand carve a 4x6 inch mokuhanga woodblock and print onto mulberry paper using a bamboo baren. Chenrezig represents the compassion of all the Buddhas. He is invoked to cultivate loving-kindness.
Mokuhanga is the traditional Japanese style of woodblock prints. The block is printed onto Japanese Kozo or mulberry paper by hand rubbing with a barren. The inks used are sumi and watercolor inks. Mokuhanga is a labor-intensive old school printmaking practice. After hand carving I watercolor painted Chenrezig.
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Title: A Little Compassion
Artist: Faith Stone
Size 6x4 inch woodblock matted to 10x8 inches in a plastic sleeve
Medium: mokuhanga woodblock on mulberry paper
Titled, numbered and signed by the artist