Just a little over 7 years ago, I had just moved into a beautiful four square with lots of ample wall space. As I was staring at one of the walls in the living room, imagining what could be hung there, a vision of a large carved mandala came to mind. Up until that time, I had been carving small mandala designs on multi-media bird paintings that I had been creating and thought a large carved mandala would be just the thing to set the tone for this space. I just happen to have a piece of 4′ x 4′ maple ply down in my basement and I immediately set out to carve my largest mandala yet! Just eight hours later, I emerged with my creation, hung it on the wall and as one does, shared it on my facebook page. The very next day, I had my first carved mandala commission (another 4′ x 4′) and the orders have been pouring in ever since! What started out as a home project, turned into a full-time art career and I feel extraordinarily grateful!