The word Mandala is a Sanskrit term that means “circle” but a mandala is far more than a simple shape. It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life itself – the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds.
The rise in popularity of Mandala coloring books has helped boost the popularity of the mandala in recent times but the history stretches back thousands of years and can be found in Mehndi Art and many Eastern Religions where the creating of mandalas is a very precise art.
Both Navajo Indians and Tibetan monks create sand mandalas to demonstrate the impermanence of life. As part of a spiritual practice, monks create intricate mandalas with colored sand and after days of creating, they sweep their mandala into a jar and empty it into a nearby body of water as a blessing.
For me, creating a Mandala, is about non attachment. The mesmerizing geometry that is involved each time creates a sense of peace and harmony that flows from my heart, into my designs.
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