“Without the mud, there can be no lotus” -Thich Nhat Hanh
The Lotus Series is a mixed media project that was originally inspired by a trip to southern India in February 2020. However, the international pandemic that spread so quickly that year made the lotus-like themes of transformation and transcendence even more resonant for me. The lotus rises slowly from the darkness at the bottom of the pond, breaking the surface to bloom in the light. These small 9×9 inch paintings are an exploration of acrylic, watercolor, ink, and collage on paper. The collection originally included 90 paintings, a dozen of which are currently on display locally in Long Beach, and many more of which have found their forever homes. The remaining pieces are shown below – they are mailed flat and unframed in cardboard-lined envelopes. $50 each + $10 US shipping.
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