The Hannya mask representing a jealous female demon. It possesses two sharp bull-like horns, metallic eyes, and a leering mouth. The name Hannya is a Sino-Japanese word for prajna or wisdom. One tradition states that this name was given to this mask because it was the name of an artist monk Hannya-bō who is said to have perfected its creation. An alternative explanation is that the artist would need a great deal of wisdom in order to create this mask.
I'm a nehiyaw artist, living in amiskwaciwâskahikan. I'm a traditional old school & portrait artist, I'm currently dabbling in portrait film photography & 90's grudge & wireframe pieces. I've been using these methods to modernizing traditional indigenous art for the last few years now. The word wâpos is nehiyawewin (cree) for rabbit, which is why there's a wâpos in all my prints.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.