Design: Tripartite 80 Petal Purple Lotus

Tripartite 80 Petal Purple Lotus by  Seas Reflecting Starlight

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.

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Design: Dazzling Glow Lotus

Dazzling Glow Lotus by Seas Reflecting Starlight.

Inspired by my Illuminating Lotus photo, but with a very different feel from my similarly-inspired Rainbow Etching Lotus, this art piece has a glow that radiates outward.  Of the three, this one seems the most otherworldly and mysterious, akin to a latent inner nature just waiting to shine.

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