A mandala is a circular shape often having religious or spiritual symbolism or meaning. They have their longest history in the Hindu and Buddhist traditions, and a somewhat shorter history in the Christian religion.

I use mandalas to explore how colors and shapes can be woven into 8-, 10-, or 12-point radial symmetries. I’ll usually start with a photo that has a particular color scheme that I like, then manipulate it digitally to abstract it into the round images you see below. No two ever come out the same, which is partly why they fascinate me.

 

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Green Mandala
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Blue Mandala
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Purple Mandala
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Red Mandala
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Gray Mandala
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Green Mandala
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Gray Mandala
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Brown Mandala