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swamp imagery, Buddhist mythology,


“Slogging Thru the Lotus Swamp”, my last painting of 2016 borrows from Chinese Buddhist mythology. The lotus is the symbol of the Bodhisattva and surrounding the young woman runner are hungry ghosts created by “… evil deeds …killing, stealing and sexual misconduct. Desire, greed, anger and ignorance….”(1) The results of presidential election instigated this image of endurance. I feel that women now are especially threatened and like a Bodhisattva will jog through this latest messy swamp. (1)