Dancing Shivani is one of my Everyday Goddesses. I portray women of diverse cultures as the goddess. Here I am referencing Dancing Shiva or Shiva Nataraj in feminine form. The goddess is attended by Brahma calves and her dog, Leo. In the sky on the left is Ganesha, the elephant-headed remover of obstacles. The right is Chandra the Moon God. In the foreground is a vase of tulips, a Shiva Lingham and a cobra a symbol for Shiva and kundalini.
This artwork is Mokuhanga woodblocks, I carved 2 blocks for the different colors. I also hand painted small sections. Mokuhanga is an old-school, labor-intensive hand printmaking technique. The inks used are watercolors and sumi.
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Title: Dancing Shivani
Artist: Faith Stone
Size: 20x16 inches
Medium: Mokuhanga woodblocks on mulberry paper
Limited edition, of 24, titled and signed by the artist
double mat and plastic sleeve