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14×18 acrylic, ink, gold leaf paint on gessoed hardboard panel.

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A dakini is a tantric deity described as a female embodiment of enlightened energy. In the Tibetan language, dakini is rendered khandroma which means ‘she who traverses the sky’ or ‘she who moves in space’. Sometimes the term is translated poetically as ‘sky dancer’ or ‘sky walker’.
A dakini comes in many forms and in some ways is related to angels or thought of as bird women of sorts. In many parts of Tibet vultures are considered physical representations of dakinis. Vultures have been revered by many ancient cultures as they are able to transmute negative energies and disease from the physical plane.
It is believed that all women are dakinis, but most do not ever realize this. I like that dakinis are not always pure and perfectly nice, sometimes they are scary and mean too. They are similar to the Valkyries of Norse myth.

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tammy mae moon, moonspiral, tibet, spiritual, bird, woman, portrait, feathers, mask, fantasy, eyes, owl eyes, orange, gold, black

Tammy Mae Moon is tired of writing about herself in third person. I like to paint. I like to paint women and birds and snakes, and a few other things.

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  • fullcirclemandalas  is Marg Thomson
    fullcirclemand...almost 3 years ago

    Wow – those eyes, Tammy! Love the colour palette! xoxox

  • Thanks Marg…I think I am on a feather and eye kick now :)

    – MoonSpiral

  • adambogusz
    adamboguszalmost 3 years ago

    This is stunning Tammy

  • Thankyou very much Adam!

    – MoonSpiral

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladealmost 3 years ago

    Wow. Dramatic and captivating. Beautiful work. I love the eyes and mask.

  • Thankyou dear Anthea!

    – MoonSpiral

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylalmost 3 years ago

    STUNNING and EXTRAORDINARY!!!

  • I appreciate that Lisa, thankyou!

    – MoonSpiral

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMalmost 3 years ago

    Mystical and wonderful. Beautiful painting.

  • I greatly value your opinion Lisa, thankyou!

    – MoonSpiral

  • jewd barclay
    jewd barclayalmost 3 years ago

    Utterly superb honey…love her…x

  • Andrew Simoni
    Andrew Simonialmost 3 years ago

    wow superb work, love this

  • Catrin Welz-Stein
    Catrin Welz-Steinalmost 3 years ago

    Very beautiful!

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 3 years ago

    GREART WORK TAMMY COLOURS ,IDEA AND WELL CARRIED OUT A MOST INTERESTING WRITE .LOVE ALLTHE EYE WATCHING !lIZ)

  • Lenora Brown
    Lenora Brownalmost 3 years ago

    I have no words….really …none!

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