Ten Mandalas

I started playing around with mandalas last August, using them to bring focus and form to my life after a fairly chaotic summer of dropped habits and too many new things to process.

They also gave me the opportunity to try different techniques like drawing, painting, photography and photoshop.

I have ten now, and I’m thinking of continuing the project in moments of leisure. Each of them is fairly personal, a visual prayer or meditation, or an attempt to create a sense of order from disparate ideas.

I’m cautious of sharing these with too much explanation. The whole point of them is to transcend words alone and I prefer to leave the looker to find their own thing to take away. I’ve just limited the words to a title and an epithet.

 

140905_Potential
Potential: life is finite, but the possibilities are infinite
140907_Voyage1
Voyage: be the wind in these sails …
140908_Resurrection
Resurrection: unless a grain of wheat dies and falls to the earth it remains just one grain
Commonplace
Commonplace: the laundry, the cooking, these are my sacraments
140606_Change
Change: for everything there is a season
140909_Epiphany
Epiphany: field and fountain, moor and mountain
140912_Fruitfulness
Fruitful: my hedgerows of plenty must always be free
140910_Industry
Industry: work is doing real stuff
150210_Elemental
Elemental: Solvite Corpora Et Coagulate Spiritus
140911_Dwelling
Dwelling: inhabit, reside, abide, nest, occupy, rest, roost, settle, sojourn

 

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