Size: 5" x 7"
Medium: Matte cardstock
Quantity: 10 cards & envelopes; 1 image
Story: (From the [modified] description of the original painting)
The wrathful gods of Tibet's ancient religion, Bon, survived in Buddhist iconography as fierce protectors of the new faith. Their angry appearance--snarling mouths baring fangs, burning halos wreathing their bodies, and jewelry made of human skulls--served to guard Buddhists from evil spirits and distraction from the Teaching (or Dharma), and was directed ultimately towards ignorance of truth.
The symbols of my paintings are deeply dreamt and researched, a map and language to the country of my
Imagination and the core of my identity. Accept no imitation.
Crowned in a fiery halo, this original and unique image from my long-standing series of blue cats, Here Kitty, expresses passionate peace. The blushing pink cherry blossoms and lichen-spotted branches that enthrone the central figure pay homage to the works of Japanese masters who understood how fleeting and beautiful life is, and the dark, golden background reflects the use of gold leaf in Asian and European art to express the divine.
This image is an invitation not only to look at, but look into.
The velvety matte finish of the cardstock gives a pastel richness to the colors, and the story behind this image is printed on the back. Little Beauties Art Cards are gorgeous when framed and loved wherever they're sent!
Authenticity: All work is guaranteed authentic and stamped on the back with one of my chops.
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