|lily pad painting (early stages)|
In my current artwork I am using lily pads to talk about human trafficking and sex slavery. For those of you who have been wondering how water lilies tie in with sex trafficking, keep reading. If you already have an idea, enjoy the pictures, look at more of my in progress lily pad art and keep reading just in case there is something new. Be sure to like my Facebook page while you are at it.
|Detail of lily pad (early stages)|
Waterlilies can often have up to 50 lily pads all connected to, and working for, the one root system. In larger species such as the Amazon Waterlily these lily pads can grow up to 6 feet in diameter. The edges and underside often times have sharp spines and air pockets. The lily pads bring back chlorophyll to the roots and the beautiful flowers often bring back oxygen and allow the plant to reproduce.
|Beginning of some watercolors and upcycled shrinky dink|
Here is another example of how I am using water lily to represent and talk about sexual addiction.
These are just the basics of my analogy for this body of artwork developed by significant research. As I continue to research and develop the ideas further I will share more.