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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2 Responses

  1. Well done. You’ve taken these to some wonderful places.

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