This collage is constructed of magazine pages cut in a painterly fashion with painstaking attention to form and detail.
Lakshmi is the Hindu Goddess Who governs wealth, success and all facets of prosperity.
Lakshmi is traditionally depicted sitting or standing on a lotus with golden coins cascading in an endless stream from one of her hands ~ symbolizing the seat of wisdom from which richness prospers.
She is often accompanied by elephants, signifying royal power and legitimacy, and linking her to Ganesh, the remover of obstacles. Lakshmi very often carries a brimming pot, again suggesting abundance.