Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami inspires my affinity toward portraying the lotus. We are asked to visualise the lotus flower as an analogy of our full spiritual unfoldment.

Progressing from our instinctive to spiritual nature, our soul “unfolds” like a beautiful lotus. We begin our journey in our instinctive mind, the seed buried deep in the mud, bashing around with no real direction. We slowly evolve through the water, finally breaching the surface into the light.

Here we bloom and blossom into our full potential and splendor. I carry this meaning and symbolism through the figures that are sometimes juxtaposed or veiled into my florals. The literal growth of a human and into spiritual fulfillment.


Oil on canvas


framed in off-white floater style frame

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    Carlton Gallery

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