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  • Deb Puretz

Covid Art 90: Lotus Root writes: The leaves of lotus are emergent, meaning that they rise above the water level whereas the leaves of water–lily are found floating on the water surface. Same is true for their respective flowers; lotus flowers are emergent and water–lily flowers are floating.

I think everybody who sees lily pads and lotus flowers on a lake is entranced by them. The seed pods, after the flowers bloom, are also wonderful to munch on when they are fried in sesame flavored oil. While this was a poured gesso painting, the lotus emerged!

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