Lavender Lotus Brain - original watercolor painting by Michele Banks (artologica on etsy)
"This painting draws together images from neuroscience (neural connections in the brain) and Buddhism (the lotus), to express the blissful aura of the well-meditated brain. Recent scientific research indicates that the practice of meditation produces physical changes in parts of the brain associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. Although it’s highly unlikely that meditating on the truth in the lotus will actually cause your neurons to look like this, it’s a fun idea to express artistically. In soft, soothing shades of lavender, purple and deep rose on a background of pale periwinkle blue."