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“Hanakotoba” is the Japanese form of Floriography. The language of flowers. Oiran, different from geisha, were “women of pleasure” during the Edo period of Japan. Her obi dons an unorthodox pattern of cacti plants in bloom symbolizing lust in Hanakotoba.
Digital Painting, Pencil, 2012
Featured at “Artistique Theatre Presents: 7 Deadly Sins” show in San Diego & Salt Lake City, May 2012.