Kuan Yin; The Birth of Compassion
Size: 18.25” x 4” x 4”
Medium: (figure) Pine with oil stain, and paint, gold leaf (base) repurposed metal shallow bowl
Kuan Yin (Kwan Yin, Quan Yin) is the Goddess of Compassion. She is known to hear the sounds/cries of the world.
When I began to carve this sculpture, I started without an idea of the end result. In this case, a flowing figure emerged and I knew it was to be Kuan Yin. I was surprised that She appeared to be pregnant and I let it be so. I realized that this is exactly what the world needs…the Birth of Compassion.