An adorable little hand carved Tara woodblock. Tiny Tara is part of my Little Buddhas series. Tara is the Bodhisattva of loving kindness. she is invoked for long-life and liberation. he names translates as - She who ferries across, meaning that she carries us across the ocean of samsara to our enlightenment.
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 Tiny Tara.
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