The mandala effect in this series is produced by contemplating the chakra symbols and their relevance in practical life. In each, I begin with a general idea of the respective chakra colors and their associated emotional or physical aspects in our bodies. For example, the Crown Chakra is about accessing the Higher Self. Called Sahasrara in Sanskrit, it opens us to what is beyond our personal preoccupations and gets us in touch with the universal.
The organic patterns are made with my overlapping handwriting, in this one using the words consciousness, awareness, wisdom, enlightenment, and divinity. As I fill in shapes arising from the tangle of language, I find peace and unity at the deep level of our collective consciousness, beyond words. Daily struggles or arguments seem to evaporate, and problems solve themselves.
This phenomenon is known as Flow State, and happens in meditative art making of all kinds, especially mandala making. I hope this artwork will remind others of peace and unity, and help bring that awareness into the daily lives of others. You can read more about my process and Flow State in my portfolio.