Quan Yin

Julie Hooker's avatar Julie Hooker

Quan Yin is one of the most universally beloved of deities in the Buddhist tradition. She is the embodiment of compassionate loving kindness. As the Bodhisattva of Compassion, She hears the cries of all beings. Quan Yin enjoys a strong resonance with the Christian Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and the Tibetan goddess Tara. Quan Yin, vowed to remain in the earthly realms and not enter the heavenly worlds until all other living things have completed their own enlightenment and thus become liberated from the pain-filled cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. In the creation of Quan Yin I hand-cut each individual piece of stained glass and then laminated the glass onto a sheet of tempered glass using an ultra-violet lamp. I then adorned her with Swarovski crystals and gold leaf. After all of the elements were in place I grouted her and put her in a custom made light box that uses an LED lighting system.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1
  • Medium: Stained Glass
  • Width: 3
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 4