Title: Lady of the Lotus
Size: 36" x 24" x 1½"
Origin: Original one-of-a-kind oil painting signed by the artist
Materials: Artists oils on primed cotton canvas
Framing: Professionally framed, ready-to-hang, inquire for photo of framed work
Accessories: Cert of Authenticity & Thumbprint Namecard
Price: $3,500 US
This painting is striking when viewed in person, with its composition of aqua waters rippling beneath towering red lotus blossoms that encircle the mysteriously beautiful woman at its center. She captures the attention of everyone in the room with her striking green eyes and flowing red hair, and the golden koi fish swimming at her side peak your curiosity as to the meaning of her journey. The rich color palette strikes a perfect balance between cool and warm tones, bringing the feeling of an outdoor garden pond into the center of your home. Impasto brush strokes are scattered across the surface of the painting, adding a luscious tactile dimension to its allure. Like a beautiful display of exotic flowers, you will never tire of watching her as the light changes from morning into night; she remains as incandescent in candlelight as she appears in the light of dawn .
This is the second in a series of three fantasy compositions in oils with a theme of mystical, red-haired women: The Gypsy Queen, Lady of the Lotus, and Midnight in the Garden.
These three paintings represent Mia's interpretation of The Three Graces. However, rather than representing charm, beauty, and creativity - historic attributes assigned to woman from a patriarchal perspective - they represent three natural phases of human enlightenment: self-acceptance, liberation, and wholeness.
Lady of the Lotus portrays the phase of liberation - when woman has shed the judgements of self and others, and is ready to free herself to pursue her dreams. She swims naked between three koi fish as she rediscovers the simple "freedom of being" that she knew as a carefree child. Her long red hair, which is woven delicately with pearls and roses, reveals how much care and effort went into her preparations for this next phase of her life's journey. She looks with curiosity and hopefulness to the future, immersed in clear water among fragrant lotus blossoms.