Amanda Steimel

Steel, Solar Light

Location: NW Corner of Campbell Ave. & McDaniel St.

The title of the piece, Padmasana, comes from Sanskrit meaning, “lotus seat,” which is a yoga asana used to practice meditation and stillness of the body and mind. This sculpture serves as a contract to the taxing parts of humanity and is a reminder to value peace and connection to yourself and the earth. The lotus flower is an analogy for the human condition. It grows in muddy waters but develops into something that is admired by all. Padmasana represents the practices that allow me to find moments of calm during times of struggle and I intend for this piece to encourage others to reflect on and cherish their own.

Sponsors: Robert & Peg Carolla