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MEDIUM
lotus ink
on watercolor paper
sizes vary

4721 Delta Mound

lotus ink on watercolor paper
75 x 56.5cm
29.5″ x 22.24″
unframed
feb 2019
4721 lotus impressions

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Sacred lotus ink is as remarkable, and unexpected, as the final artworks. I create ink from charred lotus petals distilled with pure Battambang rainwater. Annually I collect used donations of blessed flowers gifted during the Lord Buddhaís birthday.

NUMEROLOGY

I title each of my paintings based on the total of lotus embossed stamps on each piece, and I include the exact number as part of my artists signature.

5536

lotus ink on watercolor paper
92 x 55cm
36.2″ x 21.6″
unframed
feb 2019
5536 lotus impressions

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5536

lotus ink on watercolor paper
92 x 55cm
36.2″ x 21.6″
unframed
feb 2019
5536 lotus impressions

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The last famous artist we knew of who did new works inspired by Chinese landscapes was Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997) Here, two decades later, Morrison Polkinghorne, by his own creation, inked it with natural lotus cut-stems and counting the total dots as his signature. These five panels are among one of the most impressive works in this genre. We just love it!

SHANE SUVIKAPAKORNKUL
SERINDIA GALLERY – Bangkok

Pointillism, using lotus as both theme and application. It is the perfect imagery for Cambodia, as this flower symbolizes the Lord Buddha’s spiritual awakening, emerging from the muddy dark depths into light and becoming a flash of beauty. “I envision my pieces ecologically, holistically and spiritually, with Asian nature and culture as the inspiration,” explains Morrison. “Lotus stems are my paintbrush, while its flowers create my tones.”

The five mountains framing the waterfall is inspired by the long brushstrokes from Chinese and Japanese classic ink art. I create these not with the stroke of a brush but with the impressions of a cut lotus stalk.
Pointillism totaling 50491 lotus marks.

A monochrome Pointillism capturing five mountains. The distant mountains fading into the background. The clouds bringing the waters for the waterfall. These mountains are not from a specific location, but the imagination of my travels in South East Asia.
4531 River Bend

lotus ink on watercolor paper
131 x 38cm
51.5″ x 15″
unframed
april 2019
4531 lotus impressions

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as of 3 February 2020
I've created a total of
509,111 lotus impressions


 

n e w s
Feb 2020
Sofitel Phokeethra
Phnom Penh


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