Her name means “She who hears the cries of the world.” She is a goddess of mercy in Taosim, and Bodhisattva of compassion, empathy, forgiveness and agape (or Big “L” Love) in Buddhism. It is said that saying her name alleviates suffering.
This design is an example of form, but more specifically, naturalistic form. Naturalistic is when the design is derived from anything in nature, or a human figure. This particular form is a human figure, which makes it a naturalistic form.
Smiling, weeping Virgin Mary statue attracts hundreds to Ontario* Arielle Gabriel writes of The Goddess of Mercy &* The Dept of Miracles her true story of financial disaster and fall from grace in Hong Kong, and ensuing miracles *