by Erica Lotus, an artist with a passion and love for the natural environment. Her dream is to inspire humanity to live mindfully for the Earth and all living beings. With her art, compassion, and creativity, she envisions to provide a positive voice of hope in society.
Earth Medicine is a piece I created in 2020, which was inspired by the lessons I learned from an online course I took at the Earth Charter on Leadership, Sustainability and Ethics. Understanding sustainability through the concept of Systems Thinking leadership ideology, this art piece illustrates the connectedness of our actions. It also illustrates the importance of Ecosystem-based Adaptation, that looking into nature, and appreciating what can be learned from nature is a way to respond to climate change. The animal represented is a turtle because they are one of the oldest symbols that represent the planet earth and mother nature. Using the colors green connect to the earth and the forest while blue represents the oceans. I truly believe that art can be a powerful voice to communicate and connect people across the globe and spread a message of hope, healing, empathy and compassion.