This work was inspired by a desire to escape from the current turmoil throughout the world. I wanted to create an object that would lift a viewer’s spirit through its beauty and meaning.
The pink-tipped flower and bud are taken from a portion of a drawing of a lotus (also known as an Egyptian bean ). The lotus stem is represented by a portion of a necklace that I designed from two semi-precious stones (rose quartz and rhodochrosite), Murano glass and freshwater pearls. While lotus stem of a lotus is straight, I found a sinuous stem more fitting here, contrasting with the straight lines throughout much of the work. The frog comes from a photograph of a portion of a Faberge work.
Custom framed with museum glass in a sophisticated deep wooden frame in collaboration with Chevy Chase Art Gallery, Washington, DC.
Frame color: Gold
Size (in inches): 14 x 14 x 4
- The lotus symbolizes rebirth because this striking flower emerges from muddy water.