This is a commissioned piece for Sarah and Tim Chaney, neighbors and friends in Beilun, now headed to Buenos Aires Argentina to an American International School there.
The piece is called "GuanYin Listens." Sarah and I went to many temples in Beilun and Zhejiang province together. I have always loved Guan Yin because she is the One who hears the world's sorrows. Women are drawn to her altars, always in the back of the temple away from the crowds.
The Lotus Flower is from a paper lotus pattern I learned here. I used fusible web to make the petals stiff. Each petal and leaf is quilted and beaded.