While I completed a dozen illustrations for She of the Mountains, this was the first and remains my favourite. It shows the mother-goddess Parvati astride a mountain lion in the hills, sword in hand, River Ganges in arm. She is the “she” of the mountains. Before Vivek asked me to illustrate her book I didn’t “get it,” but through drawing her I realized that Hindu symbolism and my internal rules of illustration share much in common. Printed in an open edition, signed and dated on reverse.