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Streets: Faith47 –“La Petite Mort” Series (India)

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While spending about a week in Panjim, India, Faith47 painted a series of works entitled La Petite Mort. Using the imagery of the lotus flower, strikingly contrasted against the gritty streets of the capital city, the South African artist sends a hopeful message to those that happen across her pieces. She further states - "The lotus, while rooted in the mud, blossoms on long stalks floating above the mud. This ability for something so strong and pure growing out of dirty water is symbolic of our struggle - despite the chaos of life to find our own strength and clarity. As drops of water easily slide off its petals so too should we not allow the challenges of this life to damage us internally." Photo credit: Zane Meyer & the artist. Discuss Faith47 here.

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