Denese Erickson, Minnesota Peony Society, 2021

Flying Celestial (Apsara), from a set of Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva and Flying Celestials

15 year Art in Bloom participant

Floral Products Used: peonies, lisianthus, limonium, statice, wax flower, salal, myrtle, variegated pittosporum, bleached curly willow

This seated bodhisattva may be defined as a person who may enter nirvana but delays doing so out of compassion to save suffering beings. In a similar fashion our beautiful peonies bring us joy and comfort each time they bloom.

Floral Arrangement Inspired by...

Flying Apsaras, right arm outstretched, left holds a plate of flowers, left leg pendant, right knee flexed.

Flying Celestial (Apsara), from a set of Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva and Flying Celestials, c. 951-953

China

Fresco

Gift of C.T. Loo, Inc. 50.41.2

On View in Gallery 200

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