Little Buddha is part of a series of small carved woodblocks. It's very difficult to carve a woodblock this small. I wanted to challenge myself. Also, I think they're really cute. I want my art to hang in the homes of people who will love them.
Shakyamuni Buddha is the historical Buddha who taught the middle path instead of extremes and taught loving-kindness.
Mokuhanga is the traditional Japanese style of woodblock prints. The blocks are printed onto Japanese Kozo or mulberry paper by hand rubbing with a bamboo baren. The inks used are sumi and watercolor inks. Mokuhanga is a labor-intensive old school printmaking practice. I hand carved and hand painted this Little Buddha.
Title: little Buddha
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