Nature Mandalas

17" Flower of Life ~ Butterflies Mandala  
Monarchs, Swallowtails, Cabbage whites, Bead ferns, Flower of life

merging art, science, and ancient wisdom

In Sanskrit, Mandala translates as "circle" and is typically a geometric pattern used in Spiritual practices to focus the mind during meditation or to create a sacred space. Mandalas have a calming and relaxing effect on the mind and body, relieving stress and anxiety, increasing one's appreciation for nature, and facilitating a connection with one's spiritual self.

The goal of this project was to develop a new expression and form for my art.
I designed these Mandalas using the nature prints I've been preserving in my library of silkscreens for over 30 years. Each piece required between 12 and 20 screenings. I completed each piece with colored pencil drawings and details woven throughout, in keeping with a theme.

Most of the pieces in this series were professionally photographed. The originals  are currently on view and available for purchase in Key West at Art@830 Gallery. Gicleé reproductions (the highest quality of art reproduction today) are available by order and will be on my website soon.

This project was partly supported by a grant from the Anne McKee Artist Fund, a local non-profit arts organization assisting FL Keys artists pursuing creative ideas.

10" Passionvine Mandala