Hibiscus is my favourite flower, it is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. The genus is quite large, comprising several hundred species that are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. The hibiscus flower is traditionally worn by Tahitian and Hawaiian girls. If the flower is worn behind the left ear, the woman is married or in a relationship. If the flower is worn on the right, she is single or openly available for a relationship.
After my summer trip, I’ve discovered in Egypt the Karkadé, which is a typical beverage from there, and it is actually Hibiscus Tea. So after that, I got inspired by the flavours and smell of the drink, the beauty of the leaves of the flower, and the symbolism of it to create this illustration.
I’ve done it in a circle way, because a circle closes on itself, and therefore represents unity, the absolute, perfection. It is of the sky in relation to the earth, of the spiritual in relation to the material. The Circle Symbol – the wheel of life for Buddhism – that revolves the entire nature, with its cycles, its rhythms and its eternal movement. It is, therefore, the totality, the integrity and the realisation.