Medium: Oil on Canvas
Painting Title: Quan Yin, Jewel In the Lotus
Description: Quan Yin (Kwan Yin, Kuan Yin, Chenrezig in Tibetan; Kanzeon in Japanese; Avalokiteshwara in Sanscrit) represents the Manifestation of Compassion in the Universe, the spiritual quality one nurtures within oneself, and on a devotional level the compassionate help one seeks. Quan Yin transcends gender, and depictions may be male, female or have characteristics of both. This painting depicts Quan Yin pouring from a vase which holds the Waters of Compassion with her foot resting in the pool of knowledge. In the background, the dragon forms an infinity sign and is biting its tail forming an Ouroboros. She is intentionally positioned in the pose of “The Star” tarot card. The Willow tree, prayer beads, and the blue bird are all symbols of this deity.