When we settled into the idea that Quarantine was not going to be a quick deal, I realized that going out to buy painting supplies was off the priorities list. With plenty of left-over materials from previous projects, I set to work making new artworks from what was at hand. I also thought about different ways to make art. I have a collection of finished paintings in my storage area and started looking at them with fresh eyes. With the help of photoshop and a couple of tutorials, I reconfigured some of these paintings into mandala-like patterns to create a new series of graphic artworks.
The word “Mandala” is Sanskrit for “circle in a square,” an ancient symbol referring to the Cosmos, the unity of Heaven and Earth, the merging of the Eternal and Temporal, or a bridge between Matter and Spirit. Like mandalas, many of these new designs are circles within squares.
Making these artworks has been a very meditative process, which was perfect to relieve stress and occupy my mind during the many hours/days/weeks/months of “stay home.” Sometimes I found that parts of one painting worked well with parts of another, creating interesting dialogues between the elements.
I now have quite a collection of these designs. See the Digital Art page for a selection. I released a few limited edition (only 10 each) glossy prints of these designs on aluminum at 2 different sizes, 12″ square and 16″ square. These can be ordered in my shop. I release these editions only on metal, signed and numbered. New designs will drop every few weeks, and previous ones will be retired, so if you see one you like, grab it before it’s gone.