|"No mud, no lotus"|
(2009 mixed media)
I found a photograph of a lotus and I loved the pattern of the stems underwater and the colours of the lotus flower and leaf floating on the muddy brown water. I created this using ink, watercolour and gouache.
About the symbiotic relationship between the lotus and the mud, Thich Nhat Hanh wrote:
|Excerpt from book: "No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering" By Thich Nhat Hanh|
The good news (according to Thich Nhat Hanh) is that "if you know how to make good use of the mud, you can grow beautiful lotuses".
I hope to be posting more "lotuses" (creating more art) over the next few months.