The mandala effect in this series is produced by a meditative art making experience. In each, I begin with a general idea of the respective chakra colors, and the chakra symbols. There are also certain emotions associated with each. For example the Heart Chakra is about love, relationships, compassion, empathy, devotion, forgiveness, and acceptance.
I use those words, colors, and symbols to reflect on the chakra meanings in everyday life. The words are a sort of journal, and the spaces where my handwriting overlaps form shapes. I find patterns there and fill in the shapes without overthinking. The process is soothing and repetitive in a way that calms my mind. Daily struggles or arguments seem to evaporate, and problems solve themselves. Inevitably, I connect with the chakra energy center very deeply, and understand my true self more clearly.
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.