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Green Tara. Copyright 2009 eala art studios.
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Naikoivanenko's avatar
i just luv ur works. What size is this one for instance ? what are ur prices ? i put this my list of artworks to buy one day when i will be able to afford it....
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Thank you.....I feel the same way about your work.(I'll note you with specific details)
I really enjoyed watching the vision of you working. Sometimes when I'm working on a painting I wish I could imagine it into reality. You appear to really enjoy the process....and I was wondering how you decide when to stop. I often experience a 'gut' feeling to stop and leave it alone, but then I continue on and overwork areas.
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Avalokitheshvara would be a challenge. The complexity of the image would present problems for me because of the resulting additional weight and risk of breakages.
I would also need to come to terms with the lineage. Sometimes the historical connections can be difficult to follow. I suppose I could try to place my interpretation of this energy within a contemporary situation or treat it with more abstract symbols.
I will however give it more thought. I can see that it would make a wonderful image. Dsidhu,thank you so much for your interest.
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Yes, i was thinking more contemporary and abstract, the imagery for Avalokitheshvara is profound and a story thats worth telling a million times in every way. There is too little compassion and empathy sometimes in our world and art has a power to communicate with something deep within us that we fully don't comprehend.

I started to visualize Avalokitheshvara after being told of the Buddha of Compassion by Robert Thurman (please see his website). Its magical and appeals to all when you explain what the imagery is.

Please have a go - i would love to see how you can interpret it.
JulieSwanSculpture's avatar
I agree with your sentiments dsidhu. Thankyou for the link. Is there a specific area on his site or a book that I should look at in regards to Avalokitheshvare?
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Robert Thurman (who just happens to be Uma's father) i heard him describe the Buddha of Compassion "as translucent and filled with light and boundless compassion radiating from his heart, over-flowing with unconditional love. His light shines out to all beings. And OM MANI PADME HUM encircling him like a spinning flame. Compassionate rays of rainbow light radiate out from him, transmuting the suffering of beings everywhere with his thousand arms, an eye on each palm to see the suffering in the world and eleven heads, allowing Avalokitheshvara to assist the myriad of sentient beings all at the same time".

Now there is a challenge!

I will get back to you with more links.
JulieSwanSculpture's avatar
Beautiful dsidhu! Thankyou so much.
dsidhu's avatar
This is so beautiful a mother of liberation. I have never visualized Tara in my meditation but this is mesmerizing.

How about Avalokitheshvara?
JulieSwanSculpture's avatar
Thankyou 'dsidhu'. Please consider her energy as being part of the feminine in every person. I have not explored Avalokitheshvara, but I will and let you know my feelings.
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It would be great to see your interpretation of Avalokitheshvara.
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I've posted my response on the Green Tara page. So sorry dsidhu, I'm still learning!!!!
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