Eight is a special number in Buddhism, most notably used to refer to the Eightfold Path. This lotus flower has eight petals on both the inside and outside, and 64 petals (eight x eight) in the middle. Different colors of lotus blossoms have their own meanings, and a purple lotus is symbolic of spirituality and mysticism. Purple lotus flowers are not as commonly depicted as other colors like pink and white, and are traditionally associated with esoteric Buddhism. This association of purple and spirituality is also common in color theory, because it is a combination of both soothing (blue) and stimulating (red), and promotes inner reflection. It also happens to be my favorite color.
Would you like to see other lotus colors & designs?
This graphic art was inspired by an Illustrator tutorial video I stumbled across (but obviously didn’t follow very closely):
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- Vesak Day Crafts – Origami Lotus Flower (mumsibles.wordpress.com)
- Reminiscent Tales of Indian Lotus Flower (theepochtimes.com)