Saturday, February 20, 2016

269 - Gilded Lotus Flowers

The lotus flower has special meaning in many religions. Perhaps one of the strongest associations is observed in Hinduism where  the lotus flower is associated with beauty, fertility, prosperity, spirituality and eternity. 

For my original pressed flower art I used real lotus petals and root cuttings, gerbera daisy stems and ginkgo leaves.  The background was created using gold leafing / gilding.  For maximum color retention, this original pressed flower piece was vacuum sealed between a  layer of mylar and acrylic. Then the mat was topped with a layer of 99% UV glass.

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