As an illustrator, a lake of blossoming sacred lotus (nelumbo nucifera) flowers feeds not only the mind, but heart and soul. Leaves, swaying gently to the whispers of the wind. Petals permeating the essence of all that Is. A moment to wonder. Opening the many minds and hearts to experience the interpretation of their own. Each to their own unique experience. It may be a precious moment of healing; a gateway to remember what it feels like to just be at peace (without all the worries of the world); a manifestation of happiness; or just a moment of stillness. Nothing to do, only to breathe and experience. This is the gift that we all have, at any given moment, before a lake of blossoming flowers or before the reflection of our own, in the mirrors of life.

Title: Embrace; Medium: Pencils on vellum; Size: 29 x 42 cm. Specimen: Nelumbo nucifera at the Royal Botanics Garden Sydney, Australia.

Published by Sharon Mak

Sharon is a self-taught artist with expansive graphite and mixed-media work focusing on the diverse Australian native flora. Her art work is emotionally rich to bring out the unique and intricate qualities of the native species, drawing parallelism in the abundance of lives around her, and those that continue to inspire her. Her attention to fine details and composition is evident as you delve into Sharon's portfolio of works. Sharon has exhibited in Melbourne and Sydney over the years.

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