After painting, drawing many images of Kuan Yin , who is the Buddhist Goddess of Great Compassion , I wish to express the beauty and serenity of Kuan Yin with a different form. So, I tried it with the art of paper-cutting to create the beautiful images of Kuan Yin in paper form. Here is one of my creations. This image depicts the Willow Branch Kuan Yin . Her right hand holds a willow branch, and her left hand holds a vase which symbolizes her pouring out her compassion upon the world. The willow branch is an important Chinese symbol of virtues. It is renowned for its ability to bend in the most ferocious winds and storms and to spring back into shape again. Here, the willow branch symbolizes Kuan Yin’s compassionate concern for the sufferers. The willow also has magical powers. It’s believed that demons cannot bear the presence of the willow.