The "Lotus Flower" painting was donated to the Aloha Wellness Cafe in Hilo, Hawaii. The cafe is a part of the Aloha Wellness Inn and Clinic. The cafe features healthy all organic food with a juice and elixir bar. Visit the Aloha Wellness Inn and Clinic next time you're in Hilo and enjoy amazing food and great art by other local artists.
I have always been drawn to the lotus flower. It is such a beautiful flower that grows in the murkiest and muddiest of waters. After painting many lotus flowers based on their simple beauty I decided to research the meaning of the flower. The lotus flower represents a symbol of fortune, purification and faithfulness in Buddhism. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives the flower it's most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment while resembling the purifying of the spirit which is born into murkiness.
The color bears importance in the meaning of the lotus flower in Buddhism. A white lotus flower refers to purity of the mind and the spirit. If a lotus flower is red, it refers to compassion and love. The blue lotus flower refers to the common sense; it uses wisdom and logic to create enlightenment. The pink lotus flower represents the history of Buddha and the historical legends of the Buddha. A purple lotus flower speaks of spirituality and mysticism. Finally, the gold lotus flower represents all achievement of all enlightenment.