Rising up from the mud of the swamp (the physical world, the body)
Growing up through its murky waters (the world of sensory desire & emotions)
Penetrating the air (the mental world of thoughts and ideas) and
Aspiring towards the light of the sun (the spiritual illumination, the Dharma)
It blossoms into a pure white flower (S. Pundarika is the white lotus).
It thus represents the Four Virtues of Nirvana personified by the Four Bodhisattvas
Leading the countless Bodhisattvas that spring up from the earth.
Pretend the gold ep is white - most of the lotus is white, tipped in dark pink (red in this case - hey, artistic liberty!!!)
I used Asian Art and Oriental Gardens for my sets
Today's color challenge - black, Real Red and gold
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 GMT Views: 758
Registered: July 17, 2005 Location: Staying inky in eastern Connecticut Posts: 79272
Tue, Feb 20, 2007 @ 5:24 AM
wow Vicky.....you are creative and philosopical so early.......you go , girl.............these colors are right up my alley......so rich and dramatic.....and can be softened as you did with your flowers..............awesome