During the early days of Quarantine I was feeling uncertain about ordering new oil paints and boards. With no job and limited financial resources I decided instead to use my problem-solving skills to create new art with what I had on-hand. This happened to be a computer, a design app and a lot of photos of my artworks.
Necessity is the mother of invention, and in this case the invention is a series of colorful, digital “Mandalas,” the Sanskrit word for circles. The designs are mainly circles within squares. This is 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.
I make these artworks using elements from digital images of my paintings. I then compose these elements into patterns. It is a very meditative process. Parts from one artwork often lend themselves to patterns from others, creating interesting symbioses.
Creating these Mandalas puts me in a very calm state of mind, keeping me focused and productive during this difficult time. Looking at them is relaxing and meditative too.
Mandala prints on aluminum can be ordered at links below. Printed edge to edge, no white border. Glossy, scratch resistant, waterproof, ready to hang.
I am limiting editions to 10 prints of each image. Click picture to view the current collection.
View the full gallery of digital Mandala collages here.
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