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***THIS PANEL IS OOAK (one-of-a-kind)***
“The lotus flower blooms most beautifully from the deepest and thickest mud.” -Buddhist Proverb
Lotus Flower (Sanskrit: Padma) is one of the most commonly used symbols throughout history. In Buddhism and Hinduism it represents a spiritual awakening and enlightenment. Just as the lotus flower emerges from the water unsoiled, it symbolizes purity of body, speech and mind. The lotus could be thought of as an awakened mind, which grows naturally toward the warmth and light of truth, love and compassion.
Flowers and stained glass have been partners in art throughout history. This beautiful round stained glass panel features a stylized gold and red lotus flower with, at its center, orange-red jewels adding just the right touch of sparkle! Vintage pale amber antique glass surrounds the lotus giving the impression of the flower floating, untethered, to its surrounding forms. Orange-red textured art glass comprises the adjoining circle which is interspersed with eight dazzling clear square bevels. Medium amber OOAK art glass forms the largest segment of the panel. Finally, the border, in rich shades of ruby red and amber textured glass, creates a likeness, reminiscent of gentle rolling waves, to round out the piece’s overall jewel-like quality. Finished in a soft black patina.
Framed in zinc came for strength and durability.
Measures 18" diameter.