100 Lotus Flowers

2009: 100 Lotus Flowers taking me through a transition in my life. Each flower is a message which brings me closer to the goal. I try to come to terms with myself, and be myself. What messages do the flowers hold?
2013: What is the goal? I no longer know what it is, except for reaching the 100. But the 100 was not supposed to be the goal itself, but rather help reach the.....the.....I am lost, honestly lost. Everything I was striving for has diminished in importance. I do not know what to strive for. I think striving for anything now is pointless....but I will keep drawing and painting.
2014: A renewed sense of purpose, things seem to be falling into place.

100 Lotus Flowers, 100 points of healing.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thirty Sixth, Thirty Seventh and Thirty Eighth Lotus Flower - Should I continue?

Thirty Sixth Lotus Flower- Mixed Media - Samantha Rochard

Thirty Seventh Lotus Flower - Samantha Rochard - Mixed Media

Thirty Eighth Lotus Flower - Samantha Rochard - Mixed Media

Okay.... I must admit that I feels like I have explored the Lotus Theme enough. At this point I am a bit bored with the theme and trying to come up with new images for it. In addition, I believe my resource for the Lotus flower symbol has sort of been dried up.......I have explored most of the themes.
Here now, I am at a point where I need to make some decisions. Do I change the parameters of my restrictions like size etc etc. ? Do I try different materials? Do I chuck it all together?

The purpose of this exploration was to get rid of the artists block that I had....which it did. Various other themes are screaming at me now for attention.....and I really want to hop over to them and check them out. Or should I reject the idea that my flighty mind has currently and stick it out till the hundred?
My concern is that each piece would begin to lose originality and look more like another previously done.

I find myself also thinking of placing them in three's and refining things for a show........ hmmm..... suggestions anyone?

1 comment:

Bri said...

I do love these.
I love that they're personal, holding special meaning.
I'm of the opinion that once a thing has worked itself out of your system, you can stop. But there's also something to be said for sticking to the plan. :) So it can work either way.

I like the idea of threes...my favourite grouping as well.

This work seems spiritual/meaningful for you. And if it is, you can't force that- let it be if it's done.