Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New Painting, "Transformation"

24" x 36"
Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas

I am fascinated with the journey of the lotus flower. It starts as a small plant down at the bottom of a pond's mud and muck. It slowly grows up towards the water's surface, continually moving towards the light. Once it reaches the surface of the water the lotus begins to blossom and turn into a beautiful flower.

The lotus flower has become a symbol for awakening to the spiritual reality of life. As the lotus flower grows up from the mud into a object of great beauty, people also grow and change into something more beautiful (hopefully!). To me this symbol represents the struggle of life at its most basic form and the reminder that the journey is precious and beautiful.

This painting will be on display in January at Starbuck's in the West Village. Contact me for more details or purchase information.



  1. This is a very nice piece of work and captures the essence of the lotus as a transformational image quite well. It is absolutely lovely.

    Author of the The Lotus Blossom

  2. Thank you, the lotus as a metaphor for a transformation, for rising above, is one of my favorite subjects. Seems you can relate to the art that can come from this. it is available here as a print:


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