Special thanks to Jerome Tweedy, whose kind comments on April 21, 2014 inspired me to do the following painting of Kuan Yin in bold ink strokes. Kuan Yin is the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Her name means “She who hears the cries of the world.” Kuan Yin is one of the most widely recognized icons in the world. She is venerated by Buddhists in China and across Asia. Commonly known in the West as the Goddess of Mercy, She is also revered under various names in Japan, Korea, Tibet and Vietnam.