Lotus

I have had an image stuck in my head for the last couple of days. It’s a lotus flower.

It’s elegant, it’s geometric. It’ll look best in watercolour, I think.

It uses a series of triangles – they repeat along the shape of the petals in a regular fashion, each triangle equally sized as opposed to being a planar construction across the surfaces of the flower.

I have so far completely failed to get this concept to work. I see flashes of it in my mind, but I think perhaps it’s something that cannot physically be manifested. A shame.

Here’s one of my attempts to squeeze the idea into being.

lotus_concept

Creation

This piece was the major homework assignment from my life-drawing classes last year.