Our One Line Drawing Posters are inspired by the Picasso One Line Art Drawing Series. The immaculate Lily has been connected with queenly divinities from the time of the Minoans, in Bronze Age Crete, where it represented the island’s reigning goddess.For this handmade one line drawing, we took inspiration from the wall paintings found in the ancient site of Akrotiri, on the south of the island of Thira – the biggest of the volcanic island’s complex Santorini.
The Minoans inhabited Thira over the Bronze Age and its development as a society, and in arts and architecture stuns historians and archeologists to this day.
The ancient Greece mythology said that the Lily had arisen when Hera’s breast milk fell to earth during the creation of the Milky Way.
Its image is thus associated with rebirth and motherhood.
A lotus flower is a form of water lily. In China, it is also linked with feminine beauty, where an emperor of the Qi dynasty, astounded by the beauty of a concubine, exclaimed: “Wherever she steps, a lily springs up.”
Chinese weddings still use Lily for decoration as they are tied to 100 years of love.
The white Lily is one of the most highly praised flower symbols in Christianity. It’s a node to the Virgin Mary’s purity.
Its cup is particularly recognizable and has embodied manifestation, center, heart, or spiritual vessel from which is born the spirit within.
Highly regenerative, the Lily surfaces even after fire or drought.
Alchemy esteemed the Lily as evoking the very essence of Mercurius – the spirit of psyche’s unconscious depths and transforming opus. It represents psychic integrity that is no longer pulled apart by change.
The alchemical Lily is incorruptible and eternal, the noblest emotions that human meditation can reach. It represents psychic integrity that isn’t pulled apart by change – incorruptible and immortal.
“Ancient Lily Flower One-liner” is featured in our “Minimalist Botanical Series.” These minimalist botanical posters are all about mindful home improvement.
Product images are for illustrative purposes only and may slightly differ from the actual product.