The jaguar is representative of power, ferocity, and valor; he is the embodiment of aggressiveness. For some, the jaguar represents the power to face one’s fears, or to confront one’s enemies.
The jaguar transformed into gate guardian of the shadow underworld in my painting.
Photo of me below with the entrance of Pura Taman Ayuni temple. “Bedogol is the Balinese name for the gate guardian statue – usually calledDwarapala. Because Dwarapala is known in Buddhist and Hindu culture, it can be found not only in Indonesia but also in Thailand, Malaysia and even Japan.” – SOURCE
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