Lotus Box

 

Lotus Box
(Photo courtesy Jeff LaForest)
Lotus Box - lid detail
(Photo courtesy Jeff LaForest)

Lotus Box (2014) -- Open -- Copper, sterling silver, nickel -- 3.75 x 3.75 x 3.75 inches

Lotus Box 5

 

Lotus Box
(2014)
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.