While Thangka figures are representations of qualities we all have and can all cultivate, they are overwhelmingly depicted in only the male form. There are a few exceptions, but these exceptions are so few as to be almost token images. "Male" is the default, and any other gender requires an explanation, as if different representation can only exist because there is some purpose.
Using the Buddhas of the Five Buddha Families, I am exploring what it looks like to convey the wisdom of these figures with different embodiments that truly represent the multiplicity of being human.
These pieces are currently not for sale. Commissioned pieces start at $300USD depending on the size & level of detail involved. Prints available upon request.