Description The white water lotus in it's natural habitat, original photograph with digital enhancement. Each year the river land at Old Woman Creek in Huron, OH comes alive with the emerging lotus flowers. A beautiful sight to behold. The water lotus or Nelumbo nucifera is a perennial aquatic flower often mistaken for the water lily. The flowers of the two are completely different as the lotus has a very unique center. The seeds of the lotus under ideal conditions can be viable for many many years. The oldest lotus germinated from seeds that were 1300 years old. The dried seed pod of the lotus has a distinctive shape not unlike the head of a watering can and is highly sought after for decorative uses.
Shawna Rowe Member Since July 2012 Artist Statement I grew up in a creative family who loved photography, music, art and random hiking adventures. That helped me to develop a love for nature and artistic expression early on. I've never limited myself to one particular medium but I do favor graphic shapes, bold colors and whimsical style. Whatever the medium, I try to include some or all of those elements in my work.
My family has always been a big inspiration and they feature in a series of satirical cartoons that I've done just for fun over the years. Each year I make a new cartoon to celebrate each of my daughter's birthdays. I've also made my own greeting cards for family members over the years.
Lately, I've been making detailed magazine collages. Each one is made of 100% recycled paper cut into tiny shapes and carefully applied much like paint onto canvas. It's an art-form that requires a lot of time and patience but I love this unusual way of creating. Thank you for visiting my gallery!
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