The Red Lotus

I was impressed by the symbolism behind this particular print by Linda Yuki Nakanishi called simply "Japan Earthquake 2011 No. 1". The lotus flower rises from the cracked broken earth, through the mud, above the water, and blooms unstained in full light of the sun. The lotus is a symbol of "spontaneous" birth. Red symbolizes love and compassion. Linda described this work this way: "This is how I view Japan, as a country that teaches their people to be strong and to endure." May the Japanese people also rise through the mud and above the water to be a people full of health and life!

All proceeds from the sale of this print will go to Canadian Red Cross to help tsunami and earthquake victims. You can buy her work here.