Lotus Flower is a visual representation of the seen and unseen world of the Lotus plant. The tuberous roots are not visible beneath the mud, but one could see the shoots emerging from the mud and out of the water. Each individual stem of leaf and flower rises separately from the root/muck (group consciousness?). The stems are hollow but extremely tough on the outside, with small, rather pointed “dots” along the entire length of the stem.
"As a model for culture, the rhizome resists the organizational structure of the root-tree system which charts causality along chronological lines and looks for the original source of 'things' and looks towards the pinnacle or conclusion of those 'things.' A rhizome, on the other hand, is characterized by 'ceaselessly established connections between semiotic chains, organizations of power, and circumstances relative to the arts, sciences, and social struggles.' Rather than narrativize history and culture, the rhizome presents history and culture as a map or wide array of attractions and influences with no specific origin or genesis, for a 'rhizome has no beginning or end; it is always in the middle, between things, interbeing, intermezzo.' The planar movement of the rhizome resists chronology and organization, instead favoring a nomadic system of growth and propagation.