Mandalas & Geometrics
Why mandalas? Jung might say they represent my secret, introverted wish to make my own snail shell and live in it. Or are they my own imperfect versions of fractals? I use mandalas to explore the relationships between shapes and repeating patterns. I love the energy and symbolism of circles. Nature makes circles easily with raindrops and tree rings and in countless other places. And yet to make one with no a compass is SO hard, though deeply satisfying when done well.
To make circles and repeat patterns I must slow down and find patience and focus. On some level making them helps me feel closer to nature and the Source of things.