Giclée Print of Lakshmi Narayan, Patan Nepal
Paintings by Joy Lynn Davis are available as limited edition giclée prints, with all proceeds benefiting the non-profit Himalayan Art and Cultural Heritage Project, Inc. (501c3 status pending). The Himalayan Art and Cultural Heritage Project works to celebrate and protect the artistic and cultural heritage of Nepal and the greater Himalayan region by promoting public awareness and education, encouraging scholarship, supporting preservation efforts and the continuation of artistic practices, discouraging illicit-traffic and facilitating voluntary returns of cultural artifacts.
Giclées are signed and numbered in limited editions of 100, printed with the highest quality archival inks on 22×30″ Arches cold press watercolor paper. Printed image size is approximately 17×24″, allowing a 2.5-3″ border. Each giclée print comes with a certificate of authenticity and information about the sculpture, artist, and non-profit.
Prints are available at tiered pricing:
- $510 – Supporters Club
includes a $200 tax-deductible donation
- $410 – Suggested Donation
includes a tax-deductible donation of $100
- $310 – Base Price
proceeds benefit the non-profit, but no additional donation is included
Information from the artist, Joy Lynn Davis:
“15th Century Lakshmi-Narayan, Patan, Nepal”
This image was painted with acrylics and 23 karat gold on cotton rag paper. It was painted entirely in Nepal, both from my home in Patan and at the Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Center in the gardens of the former royal palace which is now the Patan Museum. The stunning sculpture in the image is Lakshmi-Narayan – half male, half female and embodying both Lakshmi and Vishnu (Narayan). Women, especially pregnant women, worship this god. It is said that if a pregnant woman pours oil over the head and it trickles down the male chest she will have a boy, and if it trickles down the female breast, a girl. This sculpture was auctioned in New York in 1990 and currently remains in the United States.