Mandalas 2013 – 2014
Using images from The Death of Fear to formulate their structure, the Mandalas series invokes a contemplative state of introspection, for the artist as well as the viewer. The word mandala itself is Sanskrit for “circle” and the art form has been used in Southern Asia to establish sacred space, focus meditative attention, and even denote unified political formations. An intensely meditative focus was channeled to create each unique symbol, comprised of repetitive, uniform illustrations of a single figure around a center point. The repetition augments the choreography of dissent, intensifies the beauty of shapes in motion, and achieves a peaceful counterbalance to the physical aggression of each figure.