Hello Dearest Readers,
As many of you who follow my work know how deeply engaged I am with symbolism (mostly Asian). I find that as I am working these energies or feelings come into my work...I am thoughtful as I create taking the time to really study not only the symbolism but also "real" plant or being...
WATCH HERE TO SEE THE PETALS AND LEAVES:
READ HERE TO SEE THE DYEING PROCESS PETALS AND LEAVES:Enter the Lotus...
"The lotus flower blooms slowly one petal at a time, which is similar to the gradual steps required to reach spiritual enlightenment. In this sense, the lotus is a symbol of personal progress. "
I love this concept...one petal at a time and personal progress. In today's world we are pushed and shoved to our max, if we let it. We are expected (by others and by self) to explode into one magnificent blossom. It is with sheer determination, that I as an artist, slow myself down, take the time to really feel and think my work out so it can reach its highest level. To open as one petal at a time.
This allows my work to be fully formed when it finally emerges. Clarification: I am a producer, I am very type-A, I have an extremely active mind but do not rush through my art- my study of yoga has helped greatly with that.
I find if I rush through a piece (and believe me they are pushing to come into this world) then I will miss what I believe, is one of its greatest attributes.
one petal at a time...
I study the petals to see their color, their texture, their segmented sections, their veins, their shape.
Process of Petals...
"The lotus is also an excellent example of remaining true to yourself and who you are. Regardless of the murky waters and environment, the lotus remains grounded, proud of what it is and yet still a part of its environment.
It beautifies it and makes it better simply by being there."
Until next time,
Thank you for taking time to follow my journey!