"Victoriously Undefiled" by Tania Radda

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 Victoriously Undefiled  by Tania Radda
650.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Jun 14 @ 15:56UTC-7 : PDT/MST
All items in this auction were created, at least in part, on the wood lathe, with wood as the primary material. All are one-of-a-kind signed originals, guaranteed to be individually created by the woodturning artist listed.
Tania Radda, Arizona, United States
Victoriously Undefiled
Basswood, walnut, acrylics
3.5" x 7" x 7" 3.9cm x 17.5cm x 17.75cm

Artist’s note: Flowers have always been tied to ceremonies: we send them to each other, we decorate our homes with them, we use them in rituals. I have always been intrigued by the depiction of the lotus flower in Eastern art, and the exhibition theme gave me the opportunity to explore the meaning behind the image. This very delicate flower is associated with powerful messages. In Buddhism the lotus flower is a symbol of rebirth and purity; partially opened, it portrays the essence of the highest level of wisdom. The colors of the lotus flower also carry meaning. The blue lotus, symbolic of the victory of the spirit over the senses, is prized above all others: a fitting message for a ceremonial piece.

About the artist: For Tania Radda, who holds a master’s degree in sculpture and has exhibited extensively in the Unites States and abroad, wood is the perfect medium in which to present her lifelike sculptures. They are primarily derived from nature, with insects, plants and animals are presented in larger scale, enabling the viewer to experience a different perspective. Her work is in numerous private and public collections, and she is a seven-time Niche Award finalist.