The story of Chenrezig is intricately linked to the history of Tibet and to how Buddhism is perceived today. Chenrezig infinite compassion means his presence is instantly felt.
He can be represented with a small red Buddha in the sky above him, to remind us that he belongs to the lotus family of Amitabha. As you can see each of Chenrezig attributes has a clear and defined purpose. As our knowledge of the symbolism hidden in this Chenrezig Thangka increases we will learn more and more of the deep compassion and the happiness that is associated to Chenrezig.