The blue lotus flower, Nymphaea caerulea, was a sacred plant and sacrament often used in ritual and perfumery. It was a powerful symbol of the liminal space between light and dark - that which is benevolent and that which is maleficent. An initiatory plant, it represented the symbolic underworld one must traverse in order to emerge renewed. As the beautiful lotus travels through murky, muddy waters to bloom, so does the individual on their journey to self-realization.

Details: Clay, Matte White Glaze

Dimensions: 13 x 5 inches

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About this Artist

Dina Nur Satti is a Brooklyn-based ceramic artist originally from Sudan and Somalia. She was raised in France and Kenya and has called NYC home for 16 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International & Intercultural Studies with a focus on the cultures of Africa and the Middle East. Her pursuit of ceramics was born out of her studies in African art and pre-colonial African societies, and an interest in learning how ritual objects and spatial design elevate experiences.

She often travels throughout Africa from Morocco to Ethiopia to meet with communities upholding ancient methods of craft, and to research the use of objects in ceremonial traditions. Dina connected to clay as a medium not only because of a passion for design and ceramics. Ceramics is a vessel, a container through which she explores ideas of personal purpose and growth, as well as our collective transitions, cultural storytelling, and communal rituals.