Painting & gilding of a Vajrayogini statue
This gorgeous and powerful bronze statue of Vajrayogini needed to be painted and gilded. The pictures give a good example of how a painted facial expression on a statue can give it so much more charisma.
Vajrayogini is a beautiful, standing figure with a wrathful tantric expression on her face, and the crown in her hair is decorated with skulls. She has a third eye and fangs and holds in her hand a skull cup with blood from which she drinks.
Carmen Mensink was commissioned to paint this vibrant statue, and she also painted the Vajrayogini thangka that you see behind the statue.
Related to this subject:
- Vajrayogini statue painting & gilding
- Wrathful Deities
- Citipati – the Dancing Skeletons
- Vajra (Dorje) thangka & explanation
- A collection of Vajrayogini artwork, articles, workshops and gift items