Agnes Arellano Sculptor

Flying Dakini


In Flying Dakini, Arellano recasts the image of the goddess as a metaphor for spiritual insight. Her Dakini is shown holding, in her right hand, the scimitar to symbolize the “cutting off of defilements – illusions that must be destroyed with a sharp discernment”. On her left hand, she holds a skullcap filled not with transgressive fluids, but with wisdom and blessings.
— Ringo Bunoan
The artist in her studio.