The chest X-ray in this image serves to frame the study, it was from a child with asthma; this links with the flowers and the sprays of yellow pollen. The use of meditation in treatment of asthma is a connection and to complete the circle is the link with Buddha and flowers, particularly lotus. We are born into a world of suffering. This suffering is a vital part of the human experience; it makes us stronger and teaches us who we are and to choose the right path over the easy one.
The flowers derive from an old worn doormat encountered on shop-front during a day-visit to Martha’s Vineyard. The image of Buddha came when someone hacked my computer and left behind a stack of unwanted images, amongst them was this, after checking for viruses, I reckoned it in the public domain and so use it unattributed.