Medium:Black Ink on Paper
Height: 25.5 in
Width: 25.5 in
Several flowers done in black ink. Silk frame.
Nelumbo nucifera, known by a number of names including Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, or simply lotus, is a plant in the Nelumbonaceae family that is an aquatic perennial. Under favorable circumstances its seeds may remain viable for many years, with the oldest recorded lotus germination being from that of seeds 1300 years old recovered from a dry lakebed in northeastern China. From ancient times the lotus has been a divine symbol in Asian traditions representing sexual purity, a virtue.