pastel 26" x 20" ©2001
My response as an artist to the tragic events of September 11 was
to create this pastel painting. It depicts my backyard statue of Quan Yin.
While I was meditating with her I noticed the petals of the Princess Flower
tree floating around her. It brought to my mind the most disturbing visual
of that tragic day which was of people jumping from the buildings.
I suddenly felt that she was holding us all in her love and I found peace.
Her mission is to reawaken love in the world. Quan Yin (also Kuan Yin,
Guanyin) is the Chinese Goddess of Compassion and Healing,
and according to Buddhist tradition, she chose to put off attaining
her own buddhahood until all of the cries of the people on the
planet were answered, making her the Bodhisattva of Compassion.
A few of her abilities include;
Melts down negative emotions
Protects against oppressive authorities
Answers the cries of all who whisper her name.
Peace and Namaste