Art by Invitation, Class 1 - Lotus
In this group of six entries, members of the Houston Chapter of Ikebana International create floral designs using the Lotus theme. This flower is important as it symbolizes strength through adversity. While the roots only have access to a muddy foundation below a pond water surface, the reliable Lotus amazingly produces exquisite beauty above the water. These arrangements may extend one foot from the center and are to be viewed from three sides.