The Goddess of Mercy is called Kuan Yin in China. She is the most popular Buddhist figure besides Buddha according to a web-page about her.
Why is this bodhisattva popular in so many Chinese families? It may be because Kuan Yin is represented as a female with an appearance that embraces the qualities of compassion and motherly love. In addition, because many Buddhist scriptures state that one can invoke Kuan Yin’s assistance by simply calling out her name, people feel that this bodhisattva is very approachable.
(from this page).
I’ve made my first collage on canvas using a picture of Kuan Yin and Chinese newspapers: