Thursday, January 24, 2008

Kuan Yin's dragon - painted

In many depictions of the boddhisattva Kuan Yin she is shown riding a dragon. What more appropriate creature for a ship or a boat than a fierce dragon protecting her ( and I trust the vessel) as she moves through the water).

In keeping with the traditions of both maritime figureheads and figures in Chinese temples, I decided to have this figurehead and the dragon painted in bright colours typical of Chinese dieties.

1 comment:

ontario sailor magazine said...


We publish Ontario Sailor Magazine. I understand that you will be speaking at a Toronto-area yacht club about a trip to Labrador that you took. Interested in a story in the magazine to tell a wider audience about your trip?

If so, I would need about 8-10 editorial rights-free photos sent along (raw jpegs attached to an email work best), including one of you, the boat, the crew and various travel photos (you choose).

I would need about 30 minutes on the phone with you, as well, for a phone interview. What is the best phone number for you?

Greg McDowell, Ontario Sailor Magazine. 905-434-7409