This mandala is about will power, knowing who we are, and feeling it in our gut. A departure from traditional geometric mandalas, this series was produced in a flow of consciousness making meditation. The organic patterns were made with the words empowerment, responsibility, personal identity, independence, and strength. It’s about seeing past the ego, and having the confidence to make an impact in the world.
My mandalas look quite different than the traditional geometric version of the art form, yet the goal is similar in achieving a meditative state. While working, I am focused on the the paint, the pencil or brush, and shape recognition. The burden of the external world is suspended and I can relax inward.
Sometimes described as Flow State, this phenomenon is about optimal experience, and it’s of great interest to me in my work. Flow State can be achieved in meditative art making of all kinds, and especially in mandala making. Read more about my process and transcendence through art making in my portfolio.