Description of Handpainted Silk Kimono ~ Awakening
The lotus has several meanings, rebirth, purity and awakening. This incredibly stunning flower emerges clean and pure out of the murky waters.
On the front of this Kimono, I hand-painted the lotus flowers as closed buds. As the wearer walks away, one sees the lotus in full bloom, awakening.
The red lotus, is related to the heart, this meaning is associated with that of love and compassion.
I used the serti technique of handpainting on silk charmeuse. The water is painted in brilliant blues. Lovely lotuses adorn the front and back. Salt and alcohol were used to create a fluid effect.
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