TITLE: Turtle Ossuary
MEDIUM: permanent marker on turtle shell
DIMENSIONS/RUN TIME: 9″ x 9″ x 2″
DESCRIPTION/STATEMENT: Mandala on Turtle Shell – dedicated to Mary Worstell who passed on 11/22/11. This Mandala depicts the energy of a Dakini or female goddess, named Tukje Kundrolma or “the one who liberates all”. In mythology the turtle is the symbol of wisdom and tranquility, regarded an animal whose magic unites heaven and earth. It is also the perfect yin and yang. The soft inside is permanently affixed to its hard shell spine, the one needing the other for wholeness and life.