Buddha and Ganesh

Praying Buddha - Art by Regina Lord
Praying Buddha
8 x 8 mixed media on cradled wood panel

 I felt inspired to do another Buddha and a Ganesh too. I’ve been wanting to do a Ganesh for a while.

Ganesh - Art by Regina Lord
12 x 12 acrylic on canvas
(Sold ~ thank you!)

Ganesh (aka, Ganesha, Ganapati, Vinayaka) is the Hindu deity know as the remover of obstacles.  There are many variations the iconic Ganesh, and also many symbolic meanings. For example, the big head of the elephant symbolizes “big think”. Small mouth means to talk less, big ears for listening more.  Open hand for blessing those on the right path and the hand carrying a “sweet” bowl symbolizes the rewards of hard work. The big belly is for digesting both the good and bad in life. There is more, not depicted in my simplistic version, but I love all of the symbolism and meaning of the wise elephant.

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