“I love the lotus because while growing from mud, it is unstained.” Zhou Dunyi.
cannot agree more.
growing up in a busy city like hong kong, a cemented forest which limited my encounter of hence passion for the greens, i feel like i did not truly appreciate the nature until embarrassingly recently. but hey, never too late i would say. everything has its potential to be an inspiration, and let me start with one of my favorite plants—the lotus.
it all begins with a little paper model, here on a succulent tho…maybe i should have lotus in my studio!
choice of material this time would be my favorite roller-printed copper
trim to a more manageable size, they are all flattened out with a mallet, and are ready for some action
like i always say, i doodle with my torch, and i also doodle with my saw blade! hand-piercing the petals out now!
stacking up 2 pieces of 4-petal, i got myself 8 petals for each lotus. i then cut down a brass tubing into tiny rings about 1/8″ tall and solder them into the center of each lotus for the next exciting step!
these just step out of the bath! bling bling!
slightly darken them with patina, i then punch out little circles from an origami paper for a colorful focal point in the center. it is spring/summer after all!
to achieve the look of lotus coming right out of water and also to seal the paper, resin is added as the final touch.
the pendant measures about 3/4″ x 3/4″ large and it comes with an 18″ copper chain with an antique finishing.
now available at Co-op 28 Handmade & Indie Designs.
along with fellow artists Amanda K. Lockrow and West End Cool Raquel, i will be showcasing my work at Co-op 28 Handmade & Indie Designs tommorrow -May 12- from 11am to 5pm. Come stop by, hang out and support your local artists!