Lucid Lotus has been developed over numerous iterations throughout BK DIECI's work as she explores the concept of perfectionism in relation to the female form. Tired of the female form having been depicted at times with the typical pretty face and the "ideal" body, BK DIECI has kicked those notions to the wayside and created works that are scarred, bleeding and littered with abstract forms incorporated within disintegrating bodies. The series began with the body of work titled “Eye Candy” and soon after exploded as the female form took flight and blossomed with animal ears and other colourful abstract forms in the works ‘Lucid Lotus’ and ‘Raduga Fantasies’.
The Eye Candy Series was intended to explore the idea that undergarments are seen as a barrier whereby the viewer is trying to see into the unknown enraptured by their sexual desires. The series is a surreal fantasy-land oozing in playful underworlds laden with popping eyeballs and hyper-coloured torsos.
Abstract describing the ‘Eye Candy’ series intentions:
“As you walk through the lingerie department you brush against lace, touch gently the silky bottoms, whilst momentarily captured in your own sexual desires. You look intrepidly for the perfect ensemble to make your debut on stage.
Admission: Two (or maybe more?)
The curtain pulls back and you step forward with confidence and poise. It only takes a few minutes and the lingerie you spent hours deciding upon is thrown into the corner. You see the edge of the lace bottoms from the corner of your eye. Why did you even bother?”
Not long after ‘Lucid Lotus’ was developed alongside ‘Raduga Fantasies’ exploring themes of femininity in regards to physical perfectionism, gender and mental health. Both works take on extremes to evoke an awakening in the viewer who might question the distortion of the female form, amalgamation of animal body parts and mythical motifs. BK DIECI has driven her consciousness into dream states to allow herself and the viewer to escape reality and go on a wild psychedelic adventure where Tittafants roam and mythical tales are abound. There are no demands, expectations or rules as to how you should look, act or behave as a woman.