Copper, sterling silver, nickel
3.75 x 3.75 x 3.75 inches
Making the blooming flower was an amazing technical challenge and I was very excited to open it for the first time and watch the petals fall into place as the lid lifted. Well, I was excited the next twelve time after that too! I have always found the shapes of lotuses, both stylized and real to be beautiful so I included both in this piece. Every time I see lotuses I think about peace and meditation and the fact that these beautiful things grow out of the muddiest places.