Kuan Yin

kuan-yin-web-2Inspired in part by the 1000 gold painted wooden statues of her in Sanjusangendo in Kyoto, Japan, where she is known as Kannon. Kuan Yin is the Mother of Mercy, a Bodhisattva whose image was used by Christians in Japan to represent Mary before Christianity was allowed in the country. (Acrylic on wood, 12.5in x 10in) Copyright Nic Phillips 2016.

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