“Guan-yin” by Xiang Li

We have talked about “Guanyin” in various occasions on xiangliart.com. The work we are going to share with you today was completed by Xiang Li in 2012 for a beautiful home overlooking the gorgeous Public Garden in Boston, MA.

For those of you who are not as familiar with “Guanyin” or just so happens to stumble upon our website: “Guanyin is generally accepted among East Asian adherents that Guanyin originated as the Sanskrit Avalokiteśvara (अवलोकितेश्वर). Commonly known in English as the Mercy Goddess or Goddess of Mercy,[3] Guanyin is also revered by Chinese Taoists (or Daoists) as an Immortal. However, in folk traditions such as Chinese mythology, there are other stories about Guanyin’s origins that are outside jatakas of Avalokiteśvara recorded in Buddhist sutras.” To read more, visit the Guanyin Wikipedia here:

Li has taken a Tang Dynasty approach by applying many vibrant colors when constructing this painting. Her client was extremely excited and pleased with the results. This painting was showcased during an art exhibition in Brookline, MA within the same year.

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