"The white lotus is one of my favorite symbols in Buddhism," Scofield said. "It reflects a state of mental purity and spiritual perfection."
The white lotus, also known as the tiger lotus or Egyptian water lily, is common in East Africa and Southeast Asia. In addition to its central importance in Buddhism, in ancient Greece it was symbol of modesty and innocence, and ancient Egyptians considered it a symbol of creation.
"The lotus grows in murky, muddy waters, starting from dark roots which, to me, represent past events that can anchor us down in life," Scofield commented. "But as we seek a more spiritual and less material state of consciousness, we grow through the waters of experience and emerge as a beautiful bloom of enlightenment, full of joy and love."
"Emergence" is an original work of acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36".
Scofield's Pop Up Theology paintings have been exhibited at Art Basel Miami, the Fountain Art Fair in Manhattan, Brooklyn's DUMBO Arts Festival, and at Arcilesi & Hamburg Fine Art, a gallery on Front Street in Brooklyn.
Based in New York City, Scofield is known for creating artwork with positive, uplifting themes and bold, vibrant colors. Her latest series of paintings, entitled Pop Up Theology, highlights inspiring messages from world religions. Pop Up Theology has been a big hit with collectors across the United States. http://www.prlog.org/
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