Rising from Darkness.

The Lotus 4              

I fly. Notebooks 6-23-2022

"I enter the studio with no clear purpose. It is still cool here. Within minutes I draw a small sketch for my fourth panel. Within twenty minutes I stretch white paper over the Formica panel and enlarge the drawing.

The lotus leaves that gave me such trouble, now flow from my pencil. The lotus bud emerging above the water into the night sky flickers, half flower, half flame. … These are days of great joy, what was once laborious and slow, is now fluid and effortless. I fly, unaware of the stairs and steps below."