LOTUSxGANG has officially launched a website with two photography series. As covered here before, LOTUSxGANG is an artistic output group that seeks to create purpose-driven pieces, aligns itself with movements of that kind, and give back to our surrounding community.
The name of the collective is inspired by an underground network of womxn in South-East Asia that refer to themselves as flower gangs – choosing a flower of their choice. These womxn do good for their communities, focusing on other womxn as well as children, and also pursue artistic ventures within their respective regions. LOTUSxGANG seeks to start doing that within Toronto and grow to do this on an international level in the near future.
The two capsules that went live yesterday are a sight for sore eyes and spirits in the political state our world is currently in. The first volume of the RECONNECT capsule covers the journey of a refugee’s daughter back to a place called home. In a time where immigrants and refugees are being pushed away, this capsule really sheds light on what happens when those that haven’t had to leave a space, ‘go back’ to it. The following volumes of this capsule will study this journey in more depth.
The first volume of the second capsule, IN BLOOM is a visual love letter to Black womxn. It is an ode to Black History Month which we just parted with as we go into Womxn’s History Month. With International Womxn’s Day right around the corner, IN BLOOM vol. i highlights the joy of sisterhood.
Peace, love & good vibes. Always.