Daydream of the Blue Lotus


Fiber Wall Art
by Karen Schuman

Quilted batik, Embroidery, Acrylic Paint, Beads, Fabric Applique’
36″H, 36″W, 1″D

After smoking the oil of the Blue Lotus, I went into a dream.  The Yellow Overtone Warrior showered golden light from the Heavens. The Red Cosmic Serpent exhaled from the depths. The emanations met, weaving the Three Worlds together in the a dream that connected me into the matrix of the Underworld, Middle World, and Heavenly World, in a state of bliss.

Published in American Artwork 2020


“Wisdom is offered to me through shamanic training and world traveling is my inspiration. Making art pieces on concepts such as ‘forgiveness’ or ‘balance’ is my study of relationships with life. 

As I work my pieces, I can meditate on the aspects of the concept and work these perceptions into the construction for an evolving understanding of the original concept. I work with many materials; from hand-dyeing fabrics to painting, sewing, beading, collage.  

As I cultivate a piece, concepts develop further into the abstract, to ultimately create a story that is personal to me, but still open to free interpretation.”


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