About My Work
I create each mandala with a certain intention in mind such as the intention to heal, energize, soothe, inspire, manifest, love, etc. Working with colors, designs and "words of intentions," I play with the transparency, sharpness, color, shapes and sizes of each layer and stack one on another, adjusting the design as I go. It can take me anywhere from a couple hours to a few months to get the look that portrays the energy/intention I want. Some of my mandalas have up to 52 layers! Seen on a wall across the room, the energy seems to radiate out towards you as light.
Using a graphics program, I work with "words of intention" or Power Words that go with the theme of the piece (such as: love, healing, community, oneness, sensuality, giving/receiving, joy, peace, etc.) and filter them until the words are unreadable designs, though the energy and intention remain. The words then become what looks like the linear elements of my designs.
By using graphics programs I can allow "divine randomness" to come up with some patterns that I wouldn't have thought of, and so coincedence becomes a huge design tool for me! I love being surprised by how the layers look together and how the words look after being filtered, and how the whole thing comes together perfectly! Also, when you look closely you can often see images of Divine beings, such as angels, emerge and they often look as if they are opening their arms to embrace you or raising their arms in celebration of you!
Most of my colors are based on the chakra system. Here's a basic overview of the meaning of the colors, but it's not by any means comprehensive:
Root Chakra- security, safety, choosing to be here now, releasing, fight or flight, immune system, skin system, circulatory system, sex/sensuality
Sacral Chakra- creativity, right livelihood, fertility
Solar Plexus Chakra- inner power, confidence, energy
Heart Chakra- love, community, connection, compassion, empathy, heart health, respiratory health
Throat Chakra- communication, expressing yourself, throat, thyroid, mouth
Third Eye Chakra- psychic senses, dreams, eyes, brain
Crown Chakra- connection with the divine, oneness, Godself, brain (again)
I also use these colors:
Pink: unconditional love
White (pretend this is white): divinity, protection