Paintings of Lotus Flowers
beauty, purity and grace,
represent the universe,
symbolize rebirth, enlightenment, victory of the spirit
by Wieslaw Sadurski
The sacred Lotus Flower means purity of body, speech and mind,
which hover over the mud of attachment and desire.
According to legend, Buddha was born with the ability to walk
and the lotus flowers bloomed where he stepped.
Lotus is a symbol of rebirth and purity. It grows from thick rhizomes submerged in silt and mud, and the leaves float on the water surface or above it. Flowers grow a few centimeters above the leaves.
The plant reaches a height of 150 cm, and sometimes even 5 meters. The leaves are up to 60 cm in diameter, and the flowers of 20 cm. Lotus leaves are water repellent: drops of water roll after them collecting from the surface insects and dust.
Lotus has the remarkable ability to control the temperature, as it happens in humans and warm-blooded animals. Flowers heat to over 30 ° C, even when the air temperature falls to 10 ° C. The heat releases a scent attracting insects. They pollinate plants and feed on nectar and pollen that strengthen their ability to eat, flight and pairing up.
The lotus flowers, seeds, young leaves, and roots are all edible.
The roots are also used in traditional Asian herbal medicine.
The seeds germinate and bloom even after 2000 years as it have been found in Japan.
I love to paint these lotus flowers. I trust they never fade.