Green Tara

Green Tara
Mixed media on cardboard
23″ X 13”

Tara is a word originating from Sanskrit, meaning star, and it symbolizes the light of the soul.

The Green Tara is the goddess of loving kindness and compassion, the Buddha in female form! She sits in lotus pose but keeps one leg pointed down ready to come help those in need. This accessible goddess is surrounded by other icons and creatures of my imagination. Water flowing from clouds to earth—all the elements of nature pour healing into one another and to the pregnant female beneath her lotus pedestal.

As green is the universal color of healing, regeneration, and growth, the Green Tara embodies the healing energy of release from fear and ignorance

Early sketching and color notations with colored pencil and sanguine conté crayon