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Lankan Art Origins
Influences and origins found in Sri Lanka art mostly come from its native people, their local customs
and religious beliefs. But their art has also been shaped by colonial influences coming from the
Portuguese and the British.
This centuries-old art of silk painting is prevalently used throughout Asian countries, as well as some
in Africa. In contemporary art hand painted silks have many different uses, adding a touch of
sophistication to interior home decor.
Learn more about the country behind Lotus artist's inspiration, and its rich historical and cultural
background. This beautiful island country is an attractive tourist destination, with a lot to offer to
December 2011 - If you're a new visitor to our site you might not notice it. But our loyal visitors will
notice the new look of this site. It's been 7 years since our website was originally created. There have been many
changes and updates, but this is a new comprehensive update.
There are many new pages added, including
new Galleries pages, which feature each of Lotus designs collections on a separate page. Each design can be viewed
separately in full size, with full description. Just click on image thumbs to view individual designs. The new
Galleries will make it easy for you to flick through the Lotus designs. Each of the galleries is also linked to
their respective Collections page, with artist's detailed
interpretation of each design.
You will also find new artist's
Photo Album page for those of you who
are Galactica fans - see picture on the right. And of course this News page will keep you updated on anything
new related to this site.
A new collection has been added -
Circle of Tribes. This design collection has a Battlestar Galactica theme. Currently there is an original
typeface available to create any words, phrase or name to be hand painted onto calico bags, ideal to be used as
shopping bags. To see the typeface and a sample of a name, please click on the 'Circle of Tribes' button at
“Call of the
This next collection is already work in progress
with two designs now complete. The designs that will be created for “Call of the Wild” will be a celebration of the animal kingdom. A selection of some of the best-loved
animals around the world will grace these designs with their inherent majesty, charm and beauty, such as the
elephant, big cats, the mischievous monkey, graceful birds, and man’s faithful friend, the dog (just to name
a few of the “Wild” ideas to come).
The sixth house of Lotus Sunrise designs, is sure
to appeal to those who appreciate God’s creatures, great or small, created, `a la mode de Lotus Sunrise’s trademark
style of “line art”. My own love and respect for animals will pay tribute to this world’s magnificent living
Did you know that the Elephant signifies qualities
such as patience, wisdom and chastity? Also, because of its size and strength, the elephant symbolizes power and
according to Buddhist tradition, a white elephant is the symbol of royalty.
Man’s loyal companion, was immortalized in the
heavens by the ancient Greeks, in the constellation Canis Major (The Great Dog). According to mythology, Lalaps was
a dog that could outrun anything it pursued. However, it met its match eventually when Lalaps encountered a fox
that ran even faster then him. It seemed the great dog and the fox would race each other eternally, and so Zeus
intervened turning them both into stone, and placing them in the sky among the stars. Canis Major is just one of
Orion’s (the great hunter) canine celestial companions.
This is just a mere sample of the meaningful
design descriptions that will accompany each of the forthcoming designs in “Call of the Wild” collection. You can
get to know more about your favourite animals’ ancient meaning and symbolism, and find a design that calls to your