During recent visits to Hawai’i, Thailand and more recently India, I worked on a series of collages, based on the Lotus flower.
Each collage is a unique piece of art, integrating airbrush, pencil and coloured pencil drawing techniques
Upon my return home from Thailand, this collage was the first one that I completed. I added a new element, that of a decaying Lotus leaf. This piece shows three parts of the cycle of life- youth (the bud), adulthood (the flower in it’s prime), maturity (the decaying leaf).
The lotus flower represents an awakening, spiritual growth, and enlightenment
Before embarking on my trips, I made a small portfolio which fit into the bottom of my suitcase and then packed paper, painted Lotuses, coloured pencils, scissors and glue. In each piece, I cut out Lotuses and added pencil and coloured pencil drawing. In Hawai’i I finished 4 collages and 7 more, during a later trip to Thailand (2015). Prior to my trips, I painted over 100 Lotuses. During my recent trip to India, I made 5 collages.