Jessica Lizeth Torres

The Kali Block

Wood Block

This hand carved block depicts the Hindu goddess Kali balancing the elements with a dance. Her voice represents air, the flow that streams down is water, the candle symbolizes fire, and the book is connected to the Earth. Kali is often depicted with blue skin and without clothes symbolizing that the finite can not  hold her infiniteness. She seeks to free her children, a purpose she holds dearly by carrying a necklace with the skulls of those she has liberated.