Tara's Lotus design is one of her first and occupies a very special place in her heart. The arduous journey the Lotus flower must take before it blooms has made it a powerful symbol of longevity and purity. After several years with the Lotus at the center of her collection, Tara decided to incorporate the Lotus flower itself into the design. Each flower sits atop the original Lotus design, which lies quietly beneath the piece. The Lotus Vine series is take from the edge where the two elements, the flower and the lotus, meet.