Swallow Lotus

Swallow Lotus

Artist – Saffron Waghorn

Sponsored by: Kingston Retail Park Ltd

Design Description

Swallow moth. D.H.81,  two seater, low wing monoplane, only one built by De Havilland.

This Art Deco style moth depicts Amy Johnson’s spiritual calling to fly as free as a migrating bird, from the green landscape of Yorkshire to the hot lands of Australia, represented by the lotus leaf to sunrise aboriginal flag.

White lotus reflects purity, liberation from attachment, and wisdom whilst the Pink background reflects calm intuition.

This Festival is a rebirth of spirit from the murky waters, where she eventually met her death.

Artist Statement

Saffron Waghorn, a sculptor who predominantly works in stone, but enjoys the versatility of other materials. She has twenty years experience in Public Art, occasionally taking on private commissions and running workshops.

Saffron is currently exploring her own creative style and interests. Looking forward to exhibiting her new art in the near future.

The Amy Johnson festival is a fun way to celebrate the life of such an iconic woman, showing what can be achieved when given an “equal” opportunity.