One thousand petals represents the lotus flower, which follows the arc of the story of the album. The lotus roots are based in the mud and it submerges every night into murky water, and blooms again. To write these stories has been a resurrection, I had to go deep into my own mud- to come out more alive than ever. Rediscovering my artist self and telling my stories has been joyful, cathartic and a response to the craziness unfolding in the world right now. Art is alchemy.