This adorable Little Laxmi is attended by two elephants. I carved her for Dewali 2019, the Indian Festival of lights. A little turtle symbolic of Vishnu is at her feet. Laxmi is the goddess of wealth but with the understanding that True wealth is the abundance of love in your life. Little Laxmi is part of my Little Buddhas series. i am challenging myself to carve small. It's quite difficult with tiny hands, feet, and elephants.
For this artwork, I hand carved a 4x6 in. mokuhanga woodblock. 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. Mokuhanga is a labor-intensive old-school printmaking practice. I hand colored this woodblock.
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Title: Little Laxmi
artist: Faith Stone
Size 6x4 in with mat to 10x8 in
wrapped in a plastic sleeve, ready to frame
Titled, numbered and signed by the artist