Mariko Mori is incorporating a more traditional Japanese look and feel in their work. However, unlike traditional Buddhism, Mariko seems to be representing Buddha with a female and not a male. With use of the lotus, elements that are represented with the colors & fire, and enlightenment represented with the floating people just to name a few.
Buddha is said to have risen from the center of a lotus blossom. The lotus flower is symbolic for rebirth.
Pink Lotus: This the supreme lotus, generally reserved for the highest deity. Thus naturally it is associated with the Great Buddha himself.