Illustration Friday- Wisdom

 |  August 14, 2005

Green Tara, mixed media, 6×8 inches
I have never studied nor practiced any Eastern religions, but the art associated with those religions emanate serentiy and wisdom to me. I created this piece that became a journal cover. She is the Green Tara. I printed her image on a transparency and painted and collaged layers under and around her image.

Another quick Google search brought this tidbit of information: Green Tara (Dölma) embodies the female wisdom activity of the mind and is basically an emanation of the air-element (Amoghasiddhi Buddha). In some lower tantras of the fire-element (Buddha Amithaba). She is also called ‘Mother of All Buddhas’ and has many peaceful and wrathful emanation forms. -


  1. by JacqueLynn on August 14, 2005  6:55 pm Reply

    Wonderful immage and thank you for explaining how you made it and put it together. It looks great.

  2. by Rowantree on August 14, 2005  7:23 pm Reply

    Thanks for sharing the method that you used in your media and the history of Green Tara. Beautiful work !

  3. by carla on August 14, 2005  7:37 pm Reply

    Very nice illustration and very meaningful as well. I enjoyed your information about Green Tara.

  4. by Jaimie on August 14, 2005  7:46 pm Reply

    Beautiful. I love collages and yours is outstanding

  5. by elaine on August 15, 2005  3:33 pm Reply

    Beautiful image - you might like to add her mantra
    Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha


  6. by Aravis on August 15, 2005  4:39 pm Reply

    Truly gorgeous!

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